Home
of AirMaria
Homilies
Various Priests
Conferences
Various
Standing Fast
Fr Angelo Geiger
Ave Maria Meditations
JosephMary, FTI
Marycast
Dr Mark Miravalle
Tour of the Catechism
Fr. Dan Mahan
Fatima Reflections
Fr. Joseph Michael McShane
No Apologies
Fra Joseph Mary
Roving Reporter
Fra Roderic and Others
Month of Mary
Our Ladys Chapel
A Day With Mary
Various
Fi News
Various Friars
General News
Various Friars
The Cornerstone
Fr Maximilian Dean
Marian Shrines of the World
Fr. Andre Feain
Variety
Various Other Series
Immaculate Music
Various Musicians
Mission Down Under
Aussie Friars

 





Bloomington, IN

Jul 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Benedict Integrating Prayer and Work

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140711b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St Benedict and the influence of his Benedictine order both on Western monasticism and on civilization and culture by integrating sanctity and humanity, Ora et Labora (prayer and work).
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Benedict – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 46:1-7, 28-30
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Gsp: mat 10:16-23

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 10 – Homily – Fr Joachim: How to get God’s Blessings

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140710b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the need to follow the Gospel in order to get God’s blessings.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 14th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 11:1, 3-4, 8-9
Resp: psa 80:2, 3, 15-16
Gsp: mat 10:7-15

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 09 – Homily – Fr Elias: Martyrs of All Types

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140709b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias give and account of St. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions who died for there faith in China. He emphasizes how they came from many walks of life and many different age groups from children to old men and how we must follow their example and make even little sacrifices to spread the faith, first by giving a good example. Father also gives a short account of  St. Nicholas Pick and companions who is also celebrated on the Franciscan calendar today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 10:1-7

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 08 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Martyrs of China

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140708b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim  on the lives the Franciscan martyrs who died in China for the faith during the “Boxers” revolution.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Gregory Grassi and companions – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: hos 8:4-7, 11-13
Resp: psa 115:3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Gsp: mat 9:32-38

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sanctifying Sacramentals

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140707b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias starts with the story of the woman who is cured merely by touching the tassel of Jesus’ cloak to explain why the Church embraces the use of sacramentals like scapulars, medals and rosaries and how they are so efficacious at transmitting graces from God for healing and sanctification.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 14th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 2:16, 17-18, 21-22
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 9:18-26

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: A Yoke the is Easy

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140706b ( 17min) Play - Fr. Elias on how the teachings of Christ’s Church is a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light. This is because they give us the true liberty to be free to be able to not indulge in excessively selfish pursuits. This freedom comes from the strength given as a free gift from our faith in Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 9:9-10
Resp: psa 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14
2nd: rom 8:9, 11-13
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Let Freedom Ring

Friday, July 4th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140704b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the Fourth of July discusses the meaning of true freedom, freedom to not sin and to worship God, and how to make it truly ring throughout our land and the whole world. This is the basis for all other freedoms.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: amo 8:4-6, 9-12
Resp: psa 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131
Gsp: mat 9:9-13

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Elias: Doubtless Thomas

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140703b ( 09min) Play - Fr. Elias on St. Thomas the Apostle and how we must make an act of faith in Christ similar to this Thomas’ when we come to Holy Communion and when we give witness of our faith to others. In doing so we will cure our own doubts.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 02 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Oliver Plunkett

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140702b ( 04min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life St. Oliver Plunkett who died as a martyr in Ireland during the Protestant persecutions.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: amo 5:14-15, 21-24
Resp: psa 50:7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 16-17
Gsp: mat 8:28-34

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Eloquent and Precious Blood of Jesus

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140701b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the power of the Precious Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross to be able to remove our sins despite their great number and gravity because it cries out with a voice more eloquent that that of Abel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
Gsp: joh 19:30-35

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jun 30 – Homily – Fr Elias: Bl. Raymond Lull Missionary Martyr

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140630b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias gives us the life of Bl. Raymond Lull who was a Third Order Franciscan who started a school to train missionaries about the year 1300 and then went to evangelize the Muslims in Africa where he was martyred.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Raymond Lull – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 13th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: amo 2:6-10, 13-16
Resp: psa 50:16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
Gsp: mat 8:18-22

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Following Christ’s Vicar

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140629b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we have so many opportunities to heroically follow the Vicar of Christ, the pope in these difficult times.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Peter and Paul – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 12:1-11
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 2ti 4:6-8, 17-18
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jun 28 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Pondering Immaculate Heart

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140628b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how Mary pondered in her Immaculate Heart all the amazing events in the life of Jesus, her Son. We should do likewise.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Immaculate Heart of Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 61:9-11
Resp: 1sa 2:1, 4-8
Gsp: luk 2:41-51

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: Incarnation and Sacred Heart

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140627b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how Christianity teaches something unique about how God comes among us and his divinity works with our humanity, elevating it with grace but respecting our nature, rendering us truly human in a way that we could not do otherwise. This merciful coming among us is acknowledged  most eloquently in the devotion to the Sacred Heart.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sacred Heart of Jesus – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 7:6-11
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 10
2nd: 1jo 4:7-16
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

Audio (MP3)

+++

Jun 26 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Do Good and also Pray

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Click to Play

Homily #140626b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we need to do good works but these must not replace our need to spend time in prayer, which is the foundation of our Christian life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 24:8-17
Resp: psa 79:1-2, 3-5, 8, 9
Gsp: mat 7:21-29

Audio (MP3)

+++