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Homily

Sep 16 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Vocation to Sacrifice

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Homily #140916n ( 05 min) Play – Our Lord shows His compassion for His people in today’s Gospel by driving out demons and ordering His followers to implore God for more ministers to labor in the harvest — that is, in the care of souls.  Fr. Maximilian notes the divinity of Christ as shown by his power over evil spirits, and then reflects on how necessary are vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  This is a difficult calling, entailing great self-sacrifice.  Today’s martyrs, Cornelius and Cyprian, martyrs of the early Church, show us how to answer this call of Christ in a radical way, even to the point of giving up their lives.  Let us imitate their spirit of sacrifice, and pray for more faithful souls who will do the same.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Cornelius and Cyprian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 12:12-14, 27-31
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 7:11-17

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Sep 16 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Support Each Other by Prayer

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Homily #140916 ( 05min) Play - As members of the One Body, the Church, we are called to support each other for its proper functioning, especially by prayer.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Cornelius and Cyprian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 12:12-14, 27-31
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 7:11-17

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Sep 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Compassion in the Passion

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Homily #140916b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the Gospel account of Jesus raising the dead man at Naim and how much compassion Jesus felt for those who have died and those who morn for them. He relates this to sin and how much compassion Jesus had for sinners when he sacrificed himself on the Cross to cleanse our sins and conquer death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Cornelius and Cyprian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 12:12-14, 27-31
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 7:11-17

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2014 Professions – FINEWS 150

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Fi News #150 – ( 18min) >>> Play
On September 8th, 2014, Fr. Louis Maximilian received the first profession of vows and the renewal of temporary vows. In this homily, Father speaks of the “reaction” we all owe to God’s “action,” and which is made possible by the “reaction” of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady’s faith and fidelity to God’s will. He asks us, if we don’t love, who will? We must all live out our call to sanctity, and the practice of Marian Consecration is the “quickest, surest, easiest way” of “reacting” to the love of God and becoming saints; IF WE LIVE IT OUT!

Here are some images of the professions, more may be found here.

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Ave Maria!

 

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Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Matthias: “Allergic to the Coredemptrix?”

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Homily #140915n ( 17 min) Play – Today, many Catholics suffer from a spiritual “allergy”:  they fear to give Mary the title of “Coredemptrix”.  Fr. Matthias comments on how this may stem from an over-exposure to Protestant viewpoints and from a simple lack of humility in approaching the mystery of Mary.  What is the “antihistamine”, if you will?  We must seek to acquire a healthy Marian Maximalism, basing our convictions on the teachings of the Popes, the doctrine of Sacred Scripture, and the testimony of the saints.  Then, we should put what we have learned into practical use, imploring the grace to suffer with Christ and Mary, to become “co-redeemers” with them, for the good of the whole Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows (Alt Gspl) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: luk 2:33-35

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Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Our Lady of Sorrows

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Homily #140915 ( 07min) Play - The Second Vatican Council contains a wonderful explanation of Our Lady’s role in the redemption in #55-59 of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows (Alt Gspl) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: luk 2:33-35

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Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary Suffering with Jesus

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Homily #140915b ( 10min) Play - Fr. Elias explains today’s feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and how her sufferings were a result of Christ her Son’s redemptive suffering and that she united hers with His. This explains how Mary is the Coredeemer, having a subordinate role with Our Lord in the Redemption. Father explains that this is why our friary celebrates this day as a solemnity since our house is named the Friary of Mary Cordemptrix.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows (Alt Gspl) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: luk 2:33-35

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Sep 14 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Cross & Bl. Jacinta

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Homily #140914 ( 13min) Play - Let us learn to love the Cross and live the Cross in our daily lives in the school of Bl. Jacinta Marto of Fatima.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: joh 3:13-17

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Sep 14 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Humility of Christ

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Homily #140914n ( 10min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the theme of humility as it is present in today’s liturgy. Jesus, who is God, was humble enough to become a man and die on the cross for the sins of humanity, we too must be humble. An example of this comes from the historical event behind today’s feast. The Persians captured Jerusalem in 614 and took the relics of the Cross with them, and in 628 Emperor Heraclius recaptured it and restored it to Jerusalem. As he processed with it up to Calvary, it became so heavy he couldn’t keep going. The bishop of Jerusalem told him to strip himself of royal regalia and carry the Cross dressed in poor and humble clothing, for it was in humility and poverty that Our Lord ascended Calvary. After having of done this, he proceeded to the top of the hill with ease. This shows us that by humbling ourselves before the Cross, and only through the Cross, do we share in the victory of Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: joh 3:13-17

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Sep 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sign of Shame and Triumph

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Homily #140914b ( 12min) Play - On this feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Fr. Elias highlights the paradox of the Cross where the ultimate instrument of torture, defeat and death has become the ultimate triumph of life itself over death. We must ever strive and pray for the grace to give God proper thanks for what He has done for us with His precious sacrifice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: joh 3:13-17

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Sep 13 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Much Prayer and Profound Suffering

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Homily #140913n ( 07min) Play – Father comments on the foundation of a spiritual life: faith, much prayer, and profound suffering. In order to be saints, we must be in an intimate relationship with God and self-sacrifice, giving all to God and for God. With this foundation, we are constructed into a spiritual temple, the New Jerusalem.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Chrysostom – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 10:14-22
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 17-18
Gsp: luk 6:43-49

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Sep 13 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Homily on the Readings

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Homily #140913 ( 08min) Play - Today’s readings speak to us about the Eucharist and the need to put Our Lord’s words into practice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Chrysostom – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 10:14-22
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 17-18
Gsp: luk 6:43-49

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Sep 12 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Mary, a Name Full of Grace

Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Homily #140912b ( 11min) Play – Fr Angelo explains how the name of Mary is full of grace and immaculate and he gives the background on the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was instituted to commemorate the victory of Christian forces against overwhelmingly lager forces of Muslims at the siege of Vienna. Father relates this to our current situations where the practice of our faith is endangered by both secular and fundamentalist forces.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Holy Name of the BVM – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 24:17-21
Resp: luk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Sep 12 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Name Day Wishes

Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Homily #140912n ( 06min) Play – Father Matthias comments on a short writing of St. Maximilian where the saint muses over what we can wish she who is “Full of Grace.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Most Holy Name of Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 1:39-47

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Sep 12 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Most Holy Name of Mary

Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Homily #140912 ( 06min) Play - We should be in the habit of invoking Our Lady’s holy name often and with attention and love, in order to arrive at union with Her and obtain Her help and protection, even in unforeseen dangers.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Most Holy Name of Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 1:39-47

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