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7th Sunday of the Year—Cycle C—2019

7th Sunday of the Year--Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 In those days, Saul went down to the desert of Ziph with three thousand picked men of Israel, to search for David in the desert of Ziph.  So David and Abishai went among Saul's...

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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C –2019

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time -- Cycle C --2019 FIRST READING  Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus says the Lord:  Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh, whose heart turns away from the Lord.  He is like a barren bush in the desert that enjoys...

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Dear Friends in Christ, It has been many years since I have been a regular teacher in the formation program at our monastery, but as abbot I am doing it once again. In the past, I mostly taught classes to the postulants and novices on the Books of Psalms, the Rule of...

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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2019

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2019 FIRST READING  Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, with the train of his garment filling the temple.  Seraphim were stationed above.  They cried one to the other,...

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Laudato si

While many parts of the United States are in the grips of inclement, or perhaps more accurately, horrible, weather, with record-breaking freezing temperatures, we in New Mexico are enjoying mild daytime temperatures, around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, or higher. This is...

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4th Sunday of Ordinary Time–Cycle C—2019

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time--Cycle C-- 2019 FIRST READING  Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 The word of the Lord came to me, saying:  Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.  But do you gird your...

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"The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the firmament shows forth the work of His hands," Psalm 18(19).1

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3rd Sunday of the Year, Cycle C–2019

3rd Sunday of the Year, Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, which consisted of men, women, and those children old enough to understand.  Standing at one end of the open place that was before the...

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We Are in Ordinary Time Once Again!

Raise up in Thy Church, O Lord, the spirit with which our Holy Father Saint Benedict, Abbot, was animated, that filled with the same spirit, we may strive to love what he loved and to practice what he taught. This we ask through Christ our...

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Mother Rose Teresa

On the Feast of the Epiphany this year, January 6th, a dear friend of our monastery died. She was a Carmelite nun who had been Prioress of her monastery in Santa Fe for almost fifty years. Her religious name was Mother Rose Teresa of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and...

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2nd Sunday of the Year – Cycle C – 2019

2nd Sunday of the Year - Cycle C - 2019 FIRST READING            Isaiah 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch.  Nations shall behold...

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The Baptism of the Lord-C-2019

The Baptism of the Lord-C-2019 FIRST READING            Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received from the...

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It is Still the Christmas Season!

  We are celebrating now the days between the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord and the Baptism of the Lord. With the Magi of old, come let us adore the Lord! * *...

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Solemnity of our Lord’s Epiphany — Cycle C — 2019

Solemnity of our Lord's Epiphany -- Cycle C -- 2019 FIRST READING            Isaiah 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!  Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; but upon you...

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January 1, Mary, Mother of God, Cycle C-2019

January 1, Mary, Mother of God, Cycle C-2019 READING I Numbers 6:22-27 The Lord said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them:  The Lord bless you and keep you!  The Lord let his face shine upon you,...

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph–Cycle C–2018

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph--Cycle C--2018 FIRST READING            1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28 In those days Hannah conceived, and at the end of her term bore a son whom she called Samuel, since she had asked the Lord for him.  The next time her husband...

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Christmas Greetings

Dear Friends in Christ, Christmas greetings and prayers to you and your loved ones. I hope you are having a joyful celebration of the Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We keep you in our prayers and ask God’s many blessings upon you. Remember, Christmas begins on...

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