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May 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Hundred Fold Recompense

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Homily #150526 ( 05min) Play – For those who have left everything for the sake of the Gospel and to follow Christ more closely, Our Lord promises a hundred fold in return… and persecutions.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Philip Neri – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 35:1-12
Resp: psa 50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23
Gsp: mar 10:28-31

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May 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Rich Young Man

Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Homily #150525 ( 06min) Play – In today’s Gospel, the rich, young man becomes the sad, young man because he was not disposed to fulfill Our Lord’s will, cost what it may.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 17:19-27
Resp: psa 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7
Gsp: mar 10:17-27

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May 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Pentecost

Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Homily #150524 ( 10min) Play – Our Lady is at the center of the cenacle upon which the Holy Spirit, Her Spouse, descends.  May She intercede for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our own hearts, so that we may not live according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit and inherit the kingdom of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:1-11
Resp: psa 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
2nd: 1co 12:3-7, 12-13
Gsp: joh 20:19-23

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May 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: MYOB Spirituality

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150523 ( 04min) Play – St. Cyril, in commenting on today’s Gospel, says that Christ wishes only to repress Peter’s curiosity.  In fact, if we are to make spiritual progress, we need to mortify our curiosity and pass over many things with a deaf ear. (cf. Imitation of Christ 3:44)
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 7th Week of Easter (Opt 2) – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 28:16-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 11:45, 7
Gsp: joh 21:20-25

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May 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Rita of Cascia

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150522 ( 02min) Play – St. Rita, along side of St. Jude, is the patron saint of impossible cases.  For this reason, she is extremely popular and we all, at one time or another, will have need of her powerful intercession.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Rita of Cascia – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 25:13-21
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
Gsp: joh 21:15-19

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May 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Christopher Magallanes & Companions

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Homily #150521 ( 08min) Play – These Mexican martyrs have done what we, too, can do, viz., loved God with all their strength, even to the point of shedding their blood, and their neighbors for God’s sake, including their enemies, through the mediation of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Christopher Magallanes and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 22:30, 23:6-11
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Gsp: joh 17:20-26

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May 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Bernardine of Siena

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Homily #150520 ( 05min) Play – Born on the birthday of Our Lady, this Marian Saint received the special care of the Mediatrix of All Graces, for the good of souls, the glory of God and the Holy Name of Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernardine of Siena – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:8-12
Resp: psa 145:1-6, 21
Gsp: joh 14:12-17

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May 18 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Felix of Cantalice

Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Homily #150518 ( 05min) Play – Today’s Saint epitomizes the simplicity and joy that is part and parcel of Franciscan spirituality.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Felix of Cantalice – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 19:1-8
Resp: psa 68:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 16:29-33

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May 17 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Consecrated As Christians

Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Homily #150517 ( 12min) Play – Being baptized, we are set apart, or consecrated to God. As we are called to grow as Christians, the devil will do all he can to pull us away from living our consecration.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 7th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:15-17, 20-26
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
2nd: 1jo 4:11-16
Gsp: joh 17:11-19

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May 16 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Margaret of Cortona

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Homily #150516 ( 07min) Play – This Magdalen of the Franciscan Order teaches us to not put off our conversion, that God’s mercy is infinite towards those who repent and that His grace can transform anyone into a Saint.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Margaret of Cortona – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 6th Week of Easter
1st: act 18:23-28
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 8-9, 10
Gsp: joh 16:23-28

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May 13 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Our Lady of Fatima

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Homily #150513 ( 06min) Play – Cardinal Amato recently said that Fatima is  “without a doubt the most prophetic of modern apparitions”.  Have we answered Our Lady’s plea for prayer, penance and devotion to Her Immaculate Heart?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Fatima – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 6th Week of Easter
1st: act 17:15, 22-18:1
Resp: psa 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14
Gsp: joh 16:12-15

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May 12 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Be Ready For Everything

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Homily #150512 ( 04min) Play – Our Lord did not, “from the beginning”, tell His Apostles of the severe persecutions they would endure.  Similarly, we, who are totally consecrated to Our Lady, don’t know what Her plans may be.  Therefore, as St. Maximilian says, we must be ready for everything.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Nereus and Achilleus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 6th Week of Easter (Opt 2)
1st: rom 12:9-16
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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May 11 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Maximum Wisdom

Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Homily #150511 ( 04min) Play – No movies, TV, or radio.  In fact, a friar cannot leave the property without permission and, while on the property, does not decide what he will be doing.  This is foolishness to the world.  But to become a perfect child of Mary is the maximum wisdom according to Our Lord’s words and example.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Ignatius of Laconi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 6th Week of Easter
1st: act 16:11-15
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: joh 15:26-16:4

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May 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Supernatural Charity

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
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Homily #150510 ( 09min) Play – What Our Lord and, following Him, St. John, exhorts us to is not merely a natural love, but a supernatural love, also called charity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 6th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
2nd: 1jo 4:7-10
Gsp: joh 15:9-17

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May 09 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Hatred From the World

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Homily #150509 ( 04min) Play – Jesus warns us that to be Christian we will face hatred from a sinful world, and this may include our own family and friends.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Catherine of Bologna – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 5th Week of Easter
1st: act 16:1-10
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 5
Gsp: joh 15:18-21

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