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…

Monday, May 7

Monday, Fifth Week of Easter


The Advocate, the Holy Spirit
whom the Father will send in my name –
he will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.
(from John 14:21-26)


How often do we pray to the Holy Spirit to enlighten our minds and to inflame our hearts?  How often do we ask the Holy Spirit to remind us of what Jesus has spoken to us personally during or after Confession, after receiving Holy Communion, and/or from reading Scripture?

O, Holy Spirit, come and teach us what we need to know, what and how we are to think, to bring to our minds and hearts what Jesus has already implanted there.