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Tag Archive for ‘Benedictus’

Wednesday 24 December

2 Sam. 7:1-5,8-12,14,16, Psalm 89, Luke 1:67-79 Thanksgiving Zachary, joyful at the birth of John, uses his first words after being mute for nine months, to chant the Benedictus. A divinely-inspired prayer, prompted by the Holy Spirit. He praises God for fulfilling his promise to Abraham and the prophets. The promise of redemption. We can […]

Monday 21 October

Romans 4:20-25, Benedictus, Luke 12:13-21. “Jesus said, ‘watch and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for your life is not made secure by what you own, even when you have more than you need’.” Recently I’ve been sorting through some things that have been packed away. I found some treasures and some […]

Monday 17 October

St. Ignatius of Antioch, B. M. Philippians 3:17-4:1, Cant Benedictus, John 12:24-26 Falling to the ground The saintly life is one which dies to itself countless times, such is the depth of holiness. The reward of this life is not success in worldly terms but a ‘hating’ of success, a turning away from seeking success. […]