Lectio Lights from the Monastery

Reflections for the Day

Lights from Our Lectio:
The Gospel applied using the Prism of the Rule of St. Benedict

I am the light of the world (John 8:12).  The Gospel captures the light of Christ so that we might meet Him and see ourselves and our world through the light of His love and being.

St. Benedict applies the Gospel to daily living; through the prism of his Rule, separating the light of Christ into “various colors” as through a prism, allowing us to experience the light of Christ in various, pragmatic ways. 

May you find the light of Christ further refracted through our prayer and lectio, enlightening your mind and warming for your heart.

Reflection for day listed here below…

2013 September 7 - Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

Today in union with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and our fellow brothers and sisters, we observe a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world.  Let us pray together:

Lord Jesus Christ,
We praise You:
Bring peace into the world
By bringing Your peace into the hearts of all.
Help us to turn away from sin
And to follow You in love and service.
Glory be yours, and honor,
For ever and ever.
Amen.