Here is the second Mass reading, from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans: ‘O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counsellor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen’.

The classic Benedictine trait, given full weight in the Holy Rule, to be one who truly seeks God above all else, takes us immediately into the heart of this passage from Scripture.

May all who truly seek God in our own time, and in their own way, fix their gaze upon Him, especially in the Eucharist, and know Him from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. May God bless you in your own interior life.