I am the Lord your God who teaches and guides you

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St. Narcisa of Jesus
Friday, December 9, 2016
St. Narcisa of Jesus
More detailsA lay woman who lived in the Dominican convent of Patrocinio in Lima, Peru, St. Narcisa (1832 – 1869), born in Ecuador, lived a private vow that included perpetual virginity poverty, obedience, enclosure, eremitical life, fasting, daily Communion, confession, mortification and prayer. Her faith was steadfast through which she united herself more closely to the sufferings of Christ.

I am the Lord your God who teaches and guides you

Lectio

Isaiah 48: 17 – 19

 

This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea. Your descendants would have been like the sand, your children like its numberless grains; their name would never be blotted out nor destroyed from before me.”

 

Psalm 1

 

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

 

Mt 11: 16 – 19

 

At that time, Jesus said to the crowd: “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”

Contemplatio: 

May our life always be turned towards God, to listen, meditate, preserve and fulfil His Will - like Mary.

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Sr. M. Sarah Calandra, O.P.
Sr. M. Sarah Calandra, O.P.
Author's biographySr. M. Sarah Calandra, O. P., Prioress General of the Congregation of the "Dominican Missionary Sisters of St. Sixtus" (of pontifical rite ), founded in 1893 by the Servant of God, Mother Maria Antonia Lalia of the Sacred Heart, in the former convent of San Sixto, already inhabited by our Holy Father Dominic and his first friars. The Congregation works in mission fields - with particular focus on Russia - and is committed to praying and living a life wholly consecrated to God, for the unity of the Church.