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, April 27

Friday, Third Week of Easter


…if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way,
he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains.
(from Acts 9:1-20)


Saul certainly acted on his beliefs!  He was so convinced that Jesus was an impostor that the only thing to do was wipe out His followers!  To this effect he received letters from the high priest to bring back such believers in chains to Jerusalem.

“The Way”—this is the first time this expression is used.  If people observed us would they discover that we are people of “The Way”.  Is there a lived expressession of our faith in Jesus that we find in Him our Way and in Him the Way.

Can people see in the way we live, interact with our families and neighbors, pray, speak with respect and love, care for others and ourselves that we follow “The Way” of Christ.