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…

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Maximilian Kolbe
Priest and Martyr


Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire! 

This response to today’s responsorial psalm at Mass truly is uttered best by the soul on fire with the love of God!  It is the Holy Spirit who kindles that fire in our soul.

And it is that same love that impels us to seek out opportunities to spread God’s love and mercy on the earth to all those we encounter. 

Today, spend some time thanking God for enkindling a fire of love for Him in your soul and seek out ways to spread that love—especially to those who may be feeling alone, troubled, or unloved.