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Sep 30 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Overcoming Self

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Homily #140930 ( 06min) Play - Like the Apostles, we strive to overcome ourselves and our defects as we strive toward perfection.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Novena to St Francis – Day 5 – Devotional – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Resp: psa 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8
Gsp: luk 9:51-56

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Sep 30 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Pray the Rosary for Peace

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Homily #140930n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the Gospel, and tells us that we are not to call down curses on our enemies, but to call down God’s graces through prayer. And as Our Lady has asked repeatedly, by the prayer of the Rosary. By this meditative prayer over the mysteries of Scripture, we learn our faith “through our knees” and call down the peace of God. Father also announces that Our Lady’s Chapel in New Bedford, Mass. will have a special Rosary for Peace (especially in response to the tensions over Ukraine and the growing threat of Islamic violence) followed by Benediction every night at 7:00pm (6:00pm on Sunday) for the month of October, the month of the Rosary. We invite all to come and pray with us, or to unite your prayers to ours from afar if you are not able to join us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jerome – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Resp: psa 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8
Gsp: luk 9:51-56

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Sep 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Loving our Worst Enemy

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Homily #140930b ( 02min) Play – Fr. Joachim and the need to love our enemies to act as Christians.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jerome – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Resp: psa 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8
Gsp: luk 9:51-56

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Sep 29 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: God Wants the War!

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Homily #140929 ( 11min) Play - Deus vult! Deus vult! Deus vult!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (alt Reading) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 12:7-12
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: joh 1:47-51

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St.Michael, the Archangel: Defend Us in Battle!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

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Original Prayer to St. Michael by Pope Leo XIII: “O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

“Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.

Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. “These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. (more…)

Sep 29 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Michael and the Popes

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Homily #140929n ( 11min) Play – Father Matthias shows us the importance of having recourse to St. Michael by pulling from the words and actions of the modern Popes. Let us call upon St. Michael to defend us from sin and evil, from that which is outside of us and especially that which is inside of us. We cannot overcome evil with evil, but only with good!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (alt Reading) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 12:7-12
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: joh 1:47-51

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Sep 29 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Angels in our Midst

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Homily #140929b ( 08min) Play – On the feast day of the archangels Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Fr. Joachim explains the role of angels, their real existence and the specific role of the archangels.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 7:9-10, 13-14
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: joh 1:47-51

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Sep 28 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Constancy

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Homily #140928 ( 07min) Play - For better or for worse, we have the ability to change.  Let us be constant in doing good.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:25-28
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: phi 2:1-11
Gsp: mat 21:28-32

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Sep 28 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Power Through Mercy

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Homily #140928b ( 19min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains that God displays His power through His mercy. This is in counter-distinction to our human notion of power where greatness is shown by exerting raw power and enforcing strict justice. Yet, God’s mercy does not countermand justice but rather effects true renewal, a true justification of those who need mercy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:25-28
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: phi 2:1-11
Gsp: mat 21:28-32

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Sep 28 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Embracing and Relfecting God’s Love

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Homily #140928n ( 08min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the Sunday readings, and tells us that we must reflect on the love of Christ and respond to it by living lives of love for God and others. We have the ability to choose to love, self-giving, and forgiveness, and we must choose one way or the other. God loves us, this we know, but to experience this love we must receive and act on it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:25-28
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: phi 2:1-11
Gsp: mat 21:28-32

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Sep 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Time to Love God

Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Homily #140926 ( 04min) Play - Amidst all the variations that life presents us, it’s always time to love God and do His holy will.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: ecc 3:1-11
Resp: psa 144:1-2, 3-4
Gsp: luk 9:18-22

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Sep 26 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Healers of Souls

Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Homily #140926b ( 05min) Play – Sts. Cosmas and Damian were brothers and Doctors. When they gave witness to their faith by dying a martyr’s death they brought healing to many souls from sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Cosmas and Damian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: ecc 3:1-11
Resp: psa 144:1-2, 3-4
Gsp: luk 9:18-22

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Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Vanity of Vanities!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Homily #140925 ( 08min) Play - All is vanity, except to love God and to serve Him alone.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: ecc 1:2-11
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: luk 9:7-9

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Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Francis, Charity not Vanity

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Homily #140925b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim celebrates a votive Mass of St. Francis and contrasts his exemplary life to the vanities of the world as recounted in today’s readings. In essence, we should be motivated by charity not by self-promotion.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: ecc 1:2-11
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: luk 9:7-9

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Christ, the Once Teacher of All

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The third installment of my series “Mysticism and Magisterium” is up over at SpiritutualDirection.com.

Links to all three posts in the series can be found here.

Filed under: Catholicism, Church, Holy Father, Religion Tagged: Mysticism and Magisterium, SpiritualDirection.com
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