Memorial of Saint John of the Cross

December 14, 2018 Is 48:17-19; Ps 1:1-4,6; Mt 11:16-19 “Meditate on his law day and night.” Saint John of the Cross taught one of his spiritual directees: “Seek in reading, knock in meditation, and find in contemplation.”  This is a bumper-sticker description of lectio divina.  Indeed, the Book of Psalms is written for one who reads, knocks, and […]

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Memorial of Saint Lucy

December 13, 2018  “Let your faithful ones bless you.” Is 41:13-20; Ps 145:1,9-13; Mt 11:11-15 The faith of men and woman throughout the centuries has given bright and glorious witness to the power of the gospel to transform human weakness into unexpected strength.  Saint John the Baptist did not hold back his preaching even though it […]

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2018 “Your deed of hope will never be forgotten.” Is Zec 2:14-17; Judith 13:18,19; Lk 1:39-47 Holofernes the general in command of Israel’s enemies didn’t have a chance against the beauty and courage of Judith.  She was inspired by the LORD to gain access to his tent by fooling him into thinking that she […]

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