Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 564 — December 16, 2022
Khalil Gibran — December 15, 2022
Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB — December 14, 2022

Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

“Obedience, Benedict says – the willingness to listen for the voice of God in life – is what will wrench us out of the limitations of our own landscape. We are being called to something outside of ourselves, something greater than ourselves, something beyond ourselves.”

Question for Meditation: What might God be calling you to – beyond what you can imagine?

the Báb — December 13, 2022
Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego — December 12, 2022

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?

Dolores Huerta — December 9, 2022
Luke 1:38 — December 8, 2022
Buddha — December 7, 2022
Kate Hennessy — December 6, 2022
Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA — December 5, 2022