Liturgical Time

Holy Spirit calling

Posted on May 30, 2020
Are you any different than you were when Lent started some 90 days ago? Most certainly you are, in ways subtle and not so subtle. Below is an abridged version of the story of a young girl, who recognized how her...

There came the sound of a great wind

Posted on May 23, 2020
One of the great things about spring is sleeping with the windows open. There is something comforting about hearing the sounds of nature while settling in for the night or being awakened by them in the morning. I...

An Easter Prayer

Posted on May 16, 2020
As the saying goes, the more things change the more they stay the same. With the sixth week of Easter upon us I find myself looking back. Ash Wednesday seems as if it were a lifetime ago, not just 40 days of Lent...

Emptying our cups

Posted on March 21, 2020
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Benedict of Norcia. The recent changes to the manner of daily living, caused by the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 virus, have brought much uncertainty and fear. It is...

The day before

Posted on February 22, 2020
This year, the day before Lent begins is Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time. The Responsorial Psalm for that day offers something to carry for the season: Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support...

Return to Ordinary Time

Posted on January 18, 2020
Ordinary Time
Probably prompted by funerals for three sisters during the last week of the Christmas season, I went to the Office for the Dead to see what it had to offer. As we begin Ordinary Time in this new liturgical year, I will...

A great light

Posted on December 25, 2019
God, today we have seen your glory, dawn follows the night. We, your people, who walked in darkness now have seen a great light. Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3 Reference...

Calm is the night

Posted on December 21, 2019
Regarding the Fourth Sunday of Advent Calm is the night, O God, as we wait for you. All the stars are laughing at our wonder. "Wait not in vain, for the sun shall come; you will know within you my ever-...

Rejoice in patience

Posted on December 14, 2019
The following is a part of the Mass Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent. Be patient, sisters and brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth...

Who's waiting on who?

Posted on November 30, 2019
If Advent is a period of waiting, and God is already here, who are we waiting for? Is it God who is doing the waiting ... for us? Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3


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