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…

Saturday, May 19

Saturday, Sixth Week of Easter


whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you…
(from 16:23b-28)


In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us how we are to ask the Father:  in his name.  Many have heard the phrase, to Jesus through Mary; but how many of us have paid attention to Jesus’ words?  Jesus is telling us that we go to the Father through and in Him.  He and the Father are one.

Jesus, help us to remember that when we are in need, to petition the Father in your name—and always to remember that You and the Father only desire what is best for us, not what we think we need to be happy.