Liturgical Prayer

Fragrant with God's grace

Posted on June 13, 2020
It was long ago that my study of the Book of Psalms began. I’m motivated by the fact that I can pray them, just as Jesus did. Saint Ambrose, who was born about 300 years after Jesus' death, wrote about the appeal of...

The Alleluia we sing

Posted on May 9, 2020
Our thoughts in this present life should turn on the praise of God, because it is in praising God that we shall rejoice forever in the life to come; and no one can be ready for the next life unless they train themselves...

Have nothing, yet possess all

Posted on April 25, 2020
The following are excerpts from the Vatican II document Gaudium et spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. It is a part of the Office of Readings for Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent. All...

Contemplating the passion

Posted on April 18, 2020
Below are excerpts from a sermon by Pope Saint Leo the Great, found as part of the Office of Readings for Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent The Christian people are invited to share the riches of paradise. The...

Scholastica by moonlight

Posted on February 8, 2020
Scholastica by moonlight
The Feast of Saint Scholastica is celebrated February 10. The following contains excerpts from Chapter 33 of Life and Miracles of Saint Benedict, Book Two of The Dialogues by Pope Saint Gregory the Great....

Simple and steady, loud and true

Posted on January 11, 2020
One of the best ministry assignments in our community, often experienced during the novitiate, is known as Infirmary Breakfast. Indeed it consists of preparing and serving breakfast to the sisters who reside in the...

Feed on goodness

Posted on December 7, 2019
The following is an excerpt from a sermon written by Saint Benard, abbot (1090 - 1153 AD). It is a part of the Office of Readings for Wednesday of the First Week of Advent. Keep God's word in this way: Let it enter...

Unwavering in hope

Posted on November 16, 2019
peace crane
The following includes excerpts from Gaudium et spes, a document of the Second Vatican Council promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965. It is part of the Office of Readings for Monday of the Thirty-First Week...

Open my lips

Posted on November 9, 2019
Office book
“O God, open my lips and my mouth shall declare your praise.” These words are a part of the Invitatory which should begin the whole sequence of daily prayer -- that would be at Lauds (Morning Prayer) or the Office of...

Laudes Creaturarum

Posted on October 19, 2019
Sunset at Shades Beach in March
A few weeks ago we celebrated the feast day of one Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, better known as Saint Francis of Assisi (1182 – 1226 A.D.). Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment, and he...