Category Archives: Scripture

Episcopal Motto

The archbishop of my new diocese has taken a phrase from Psalm 27:8a as his motto: Of you my heart has spoken When I checked my NAB and NRSV, that half-verse wasn’t quite versed in that way. Third guess: the … Continue reading

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Hope and the Examen

As you read this, I will be motoring through Iowa and South Dakota today. But thanks to the technology offered by WordPress, I write this several days ago as part of my observance of a month of Ignatian spirituality, in … Continue reading

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You Have Given, O God …

While sorting through things on the parish computer, I found a responsorial prayer I wrote last summer for one of my classes at Creighton. I like the blending of different Scripture passages and after beginning with an idea suggested by … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: John 20:15b

Mary Magdalene’s quote struck me in today’s gospel reading: Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Peter … Continue reading

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The Physician

My morning lectio continued to take me through Sirach, a book which has been partly fruitful, partly routine. I was struck by a section in chapter 38 today: My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 73

Saint Augustine did not number the 73rd among his seven penitential psalms.* But if he had, it wouldn’t have been a poor choice. If you were using this psalm in a reconciliation liturgy, he given antiphon for this psalm is … Continue reading

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On Psalm 92

In this Sunday’s Lectionary, we get a portion of Psalm 92, which has always been a favorite of mine. The people who put together the Liturgy of the Hours liked it; this psalm appears every other Saturday at Morning Prayer–not … Continue reading

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