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Preparing for Lent

Repent and believe the good news! These words from the Ash Wednesday liturgy remind us of our call to live in such a way that we do proclaim the good news. The readings for this Sunday are a good preparation for the days of Lent, which begin on Wednesday. The stories of the lepers can […]

Daily Meditation for February 9, 2018

by Ruth Feeney, OSB There had been a misunderstanding between friends. They parted with static filling the air and leaving hurt feelings. Weeks past and memory of that unfortunate exchange was forgotten . . . at least by one of them. Later, the two unexpectedly met on the street. The happy-go-lucky person showed excitement on […]

The Power of the Eucharist

“Amen,” I say when I receive the body and blood of Christ at Eucharist. The “amen” of my response is a simple word. Yet, at the same time, “amen” is a word that confirms for me that the bread and wine I am receiving is Christ. In receiving Christ through the bread and wine during a Eucharist celebration, no […]

Daily Meditation for February 5, 2018

by Owen Lindblad, OSB Winter is more than half over – or so we think. There is still March. Here, sheltered between bone chilling January and rambunctious March, stands February, a gentle month surrounded by hearts of love. Therefore, no matter what the weather, the magic quality of the earth calls us to realize our […]

Daily Meditation for February 2, 2018

by Joyce Iten, OSB American tradition and folklore have designated February 2 as Groundhog Day, when the groundhog checks the weather outside his den in Punxsutawney, PA, predicting 6 more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow, or early spring without a shadow. Christian tradition has designated February 2 as Candlemas day, the day […]