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…

Sunday, March 18

Fourth Sunday of Lent
(Lætare Sunday)


God, who is rich in mercy,
because of the great love he had for us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions,
brought us to life with Christ -by grace you have been saved-,
raised us up with him,
and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus.

(from Ephesians 2:4-10)


We so readily describe God as merciful, kind, forgiving but do we really believe it?  Just recently I met a person who had not been confession in years because the person was not sure if God could forgive the “great mistake” the person had made.

Perhaps meditating on this passage would have encouraged this person sooner to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation sooner.