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…

Friday, May 4

Friday, Fourth Week of Easter


In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself.

(from John 14:1-6)


No wonder this passage is often chosen for funeral Masses—how consoling!

How consoling that Jesus has gone ahead of us to prepare a dwelling for us and He is returning to take us with him!

Many of us still know someone who came to this country to work, prepare a home and furnish tickets so the rest of the family could come and join them in this country.  Jesus tells us that He is going to do the same thing.  He has gone ahead of us to prepare our dwelling and He is coming to take us with Him.  We are not even expected to make the journey through death to heaven alone.