Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

St. Teresa of Calcutta — December 20, 2019
William P. Young — December 19, 2019
St. Augustine of Hippo — December 18, 2019
St. John Ogilvie — December 17, 2019

St. John Ogilvie

“In all that concerns the king, I will be slavishly obedient; if any attack his temporal power, I will shed my last drop of blood for him. But in the things of spiritual jurisdiction which a king unjustly seizes I cannot and must not obey.”

Question for Meditation: How do you divide your allegiance?

Romans 5:19 — December 16, 2019
St. Thomas Aquinas — December 13, 2019
Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego — December 12, 2019

Our Lady of 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.”

– Sancta María to Juan Diego (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.”

– La Virgen de Guadalupe to Juan Diego (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.”

– Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego (English)


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

Robin Wall Kimmerer — December 11, 2019
Anne Lamott — December 10, 2019
Luke 1:38 — December 9, 2019