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…

Wednesday, May 2

Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor


…and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me.
(from John 12:44-50)


Have we not all longed to see God, to wonder what He would be like as a human being?  Do we really believe that when we see and hear and experience Jesus that this is indeed God made flesh?

Oh Lord, I believe, help my lack of faith!