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Mar. 22, 2020 - 4th Sunday of Lent

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

In verdant pastures he gives me repose;

beside restful waters he leads me;

he refreshes my soul."

Psalm 23 : 1-3a

Photo: A surprise dusting of snow on March 14


by Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, OSB

Light is so important for us in our daily lives, spiritually and temporally. We sometimes take it for granted.

This Sunday, the Letter of St. Paul addresses each of us: “You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.”

“Therefore, it says: Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

From what do I need to awake this Lent? How can I be steeped in the Light of Christ? Where can I be the light of Christ in the world? What are you waiting for? The world is waiting.

“Let us get up then, at long last, for the Scriptures rouse us when they say: It is high time for us to arise from sleep, Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God,….” Rule of Benedict:Prologue 8-9

Gospel Acclamation:

“I am the light of the world, says the Lord;

whoever follows me will have the light of life.”

John 8:12


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