Mar. 1, 2020 - 1st Sunday of Lent

"A clean heart create for me, O God,

and a steadfast spirit renew within me."

Psalm 51:12

Photo: A flower from the monastery garden preparing to bloom


by Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, OSB

We begin earnestly our Lenten observance on this First Sunday of Lent. Today's readings focus on the steadfastness of our hearts. How can we remain faithful in our living in Christ Jesus? We ask God, in the opening Collect of Mass, “that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects.” May our hearts be ever faithful this Lent to the riches and blessings of Christ’s life.

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.” RB 72:11-12

Gospel Acclamation:

"One does not live on bread alone,

but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God."

Matthew 4:4

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Mount Angel, Oregon 97362

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Queen of Angels Monastery is a community of Benedictine Sisters in Mt. Angel, Oregon. They are women who have responded to the call to live in community according to the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict. Together they seek God in a balanced life of prayer and work, simplicity, hospitality, and service.

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