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 08 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Solemnity


O Sancta Maria!
As you drew your final breath,
the apostles gathered round you
painfully felt your loss.
With much devotion and care,
they buried your mortal body.

O Sancta Maria!
Your Beloved Son,
whom you bore in your virginal womb,
could not suffer to see your body suffer corruption
and so bore you body and soul
into the heavenly mansions.

O Sancta Maria!
From your exalted place in heaven,
intercede for us
who call upon you with great devotion.
Hear our prayers and petitions
and present them
at the throne of your Beloved Son.