Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

St. Teresa of Calcutta — December 21, 2018
Nelson Mandela — December 20, 2018
St. Ignatius of Loyola — December 19, 2018
Madeleine L’Engle — December 18, 2018

Madeleine L’Engle

“This is the irrational season
when love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
there’d have been no room for the child.”

Question for Meditation: Is there something irrational you need to pay more attention to? What is it and how will it change you and/or others?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer — December 17, 2018
Dieter F. Uchtdorf  — December 14, 2018
St. Jeanne de Chantal — December 13, 2018
La Virgen de Guadalupe to Juan Diego — December 12, 2018

La Virgen de Guadalupe to Juan Diego

“Maxiccaqui, ma huel yuh ye in moyollo, noxocoyouh, maca tle tlein mitzmauhti, mitzteouipacho. Macamo quen mochihua in mix in moyollo. Macamo xiquimacaci in cocoliztli, manoce oc itla cocoliztli, cococ teopouhqui. Cuix amo nican nica nimonantzin? Cuix amo nocehuallotitlan, necauhyotitlan in tica? Cuix amo nehuatl innimopaccayeliz? Cuix amo nocuixanco nomamalhuazco in tica? Cuix oc itla in motech moneoui? Macamo oc itla mitztequipacho mitzamana.”  (Nahuatl)

“Oye y ten entendido hijo mío el mas pequeño, que es nada lo que te asusta y aflije; no se turbe tu corazón; no temas esa enfermedad, ni otra alguna enfermedad y angustia. ¿No estoy yo aquí?, ¿No soy tu Madre?, ¿No estás bajo mi sombra?, ¿No soy yo tu salud?, ¿No estás por ventura en mi regazo?, ¿Qué mas has menester?. No te apene ni te inquiete otra cosa.”  (Spanish)

“Hear me and understand well, my little son, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.”  (English)

Question for Meditation: What comforts you when you need to be courageous?

Oskar Schindler — December 11, 2018
Thomas Merton — December 10, 2018

Thomas Merton

“I was not sure where I was going, and I could not see what I would do when I got [there]. But you saw further and clearer than I, and you opened the seas before my ship, whose track led me across the waters to a place I had never dreamed of, and which you were even then preparing to be my rescue and my shelter and my home.”

Question for Meditation: Take a moment to ask God for guidance and a clear path.