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Mt. St. Francis

Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Children of Mary Receive God’s Blessing

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150704m ( 18min) Play – God the Father blesses as His sons (and daughters) only those who, like his Son Jesus, live as children of Mary, their Most Holy Mother. God recognizes them as His sons (and daughters) through the grace of adoption not because of their own merits but because they have been clothed with the merits of Jesus and Mary. The way to win our Father’s Heart is through humble submission and obedience to Mary, His Son’s Mother and ours. However, we must always remember that in accepting Mary as Our Mother and consecrating ourselves entirely to her, we are also accepting the reality that our trials and sufferings are sure to intensify, because Satan has a special hatred for Mary and those who are her children. Although in the eyes of the world the children of Mary seem to be lost and confused amidst their trials and sufferings, in the eyes of God they are most blessed and will be constantly supported by their Mother.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Immaculate Heart of Mary (Opt 2) – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jth 13:17-20; 15:9
Resp: luk 1:446-48a, 48b-49, 50-51, 52-53, 5455
Gsp: luk 2:46-51

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Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150701m ( 20min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. Louis Maximilian compares the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament with the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross in the New Testament. The spilling of blood of the animals was not efficacious in and of itself in forgiving the sins of the people, but only in view of the Most Precious Blood of Christ shed during his passion and death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 9:11-15
Gsp: joh 19:30-35

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Feb 25 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Homily #150225m ( 11min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. John Joseph reminds us to humbly ask God for all things, for we cannot obtain the graces that we need for our salvation by our own doing. It is the Immaculate who obtains for us all graces, she who is the Mother of Christ therefore, Mediatrix of all grace. Through her hands God has chosen to bless us.  Let us repent as the people of Nineveh did, turning to God with a contrite heart, with great reverence and humility.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-10
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Feb 24 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: True prayer comes from the heart

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Homily #150224m ( 11min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. John Joseph talks about the prayers we recite as catholics, such as the Our Father and the Hail Mary, which are incorporated into the Holy Rosary. Prayer is something that should come from the interior not the exterior. As we read in today’s gospel, Jesus tells us how we are to pray. Whatever we ask the Father in his name we will obtain. Let us not babble as the pagans do but let us approach God confidently trusting in His word and providence.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:10-11
Resp: psa 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19
Gsp: mat 6:7-15

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Feb 17 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Homily #150217m ( 14min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. Johannes stresses the importance of the devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows and the role of the seven founders of the Servite order  on spreading this devotion. He also elaborates on the seven promises made to St. Bridget of Sweden for those whose practice this devotion daily.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7 Founders of Servite Order – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 

1st: gen 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10

Resp: psa 29:1-2, 3-4, 8, 9-10

Gsp: mar 8:14-21

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Feb 10 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Our souls are eternal

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Homily #150210m ( 10min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. John Joseph explains the necessity of the sacrament of confession and how we are to keep our souls clean and pure by having the right motives, doing all things purely out of love for God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Scholastica – Mem – Form: OF
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Feb 09 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: “Let there be light.”

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Homily #150209m ( 9min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. John Joseph elaborates on God’s decree at the beginning of the creation of the earth, “Let there be light”. This light is not only a temporal or an elemental light, but this Light is Christ Jesus to the world.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 5th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 1:1-19
Resp: psa 104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35
Gsp: mar 6:53-56

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Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Authentic Christian Charity

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Homily #150127m ( 12min) Play – In today’s homily Father Johannes talks about the characteristics that make up authentic charity; taken from the examples of the writings and lives of St. Angela Merici, Ven. Mary of Agreda and the teachings of Bl. John Duns Scotus on charity.
Mass: St. Angela Merici – Opt Mem – Form: OF
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Jan 07 – Homily – Fr Johannes: St. Angela of Foligno

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Homily #150107m ( 13min) Play -In Today’s homily, Fr. Johannes tells us about the life of St. Angela of Foligno, her conversion from a life of sin into a new life in Christ, and her twelve steps for conversion.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Angela of Foligno – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 3:8-14
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Jan 06 – Homily – Fr Johannes: St. Andre Bessette’s Devotion to St. Joseph

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Homily #150106m ( 11min) Play– In today’s homily Fr. Johannes tells us about the life of St. Andre Bassette and his special devotion to St. Joseph.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Andre Bessette – Mem – Form: OF
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Dec 15 – Homily – Fr Johannes: The Importance of Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Homily #141215m ( 13min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. Johannes instills into our hearts the vitality of devotion to the Mother of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queen of the Seraphic Order – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 24:7-8, 10-14
Resp: psa 45:10, 13-18
Gsp: luk 1:26-33

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Dec 14 – Homily – Fr Johannes: The Joy of the Saints

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Homily #141214m ( 12min) Play – In today’s homily Fr. Johannes gives us some insight on the saints sharing in the joy of Christ and His resurrection.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 61:1-2, 10-11
Resp: luk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
2nd: 1th 5:16-24
Gsp: joh 1:6-8, 19-28

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Dec 01 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Roman Centurion – Model of Faith

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Homily #141201m ( 10min) Play – In todays homily, Fr. Johannes explains how curiously, on this first weekday of Advent, the Church gives us this pagan Roman Centurion as a model of faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 1st Week in Advent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 2:1-5
Resp: psa 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 8:5-11

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Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Why We Wear a Blue-Grey Habit

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141121m ( 16min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian gives a homily on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the Temple, before the investiture of the Aspirants as Postulants, which ococcurred during a simple para-liturgical ceremony conducted at the conclusion of the Mass. The four new Postulants who received the blue-grey habit of our order are Matthew Geffen, Nathan Michalak, José Hernandez, and Andrew Kellogg.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: Zec 2:14-17
Resp: Luk 1:46-55
Gsp: Mat 12:46-50

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Mar 02 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Dominion of God

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140302m ( 18min) Play – Pulling both from today’s Mass readings and from today’s Office of Readings (Job 1:1-22), Fr. John Joseph calls to mind that we are stewards in this world, and we need to use the things of this world for the greatest glory of God. Just like Job, we need to be detached from all things, and recognize that God has dominion over all things. With the approach of the Lenten Season, are we sufficiently prepared to detach ourselves from the world, and attach ourselves to the providence of God?
Ave Maria!
Mass: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:14-15
Resp: psa 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 4:1-5
Gsp: mat 6:24-34

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