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Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Subjecting the World to Christ the King

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Homily #141123n ( 10min) Play – Father Maximilian tells us that we see in the Gospel that Christ will come and render judgement over all on the last day, but we see that judgement is rendered on how we treated Christ present in others. Father continues to emphasize that we owe Christ our full fidelity, and that we must subject the world to the Kingship of Christ, but not by politics, violence, or enthusiasm, but by prayer and acts of charity to those in need. And what is the best, quickest, and most perfect way of doing this? By going to our Queen-Mother, and she will take us to the King!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Christ the King – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 34:11-12, 15-17
Resp: psa 23:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6
2nd: 1co 15:20-26, 28
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: King who Bestows Freedom

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Homily #141123b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias reflects on the Kinship of Christ and how those who are subject to him are truly free and will find peace. His Kingdom is already established in His Church, but will be fully established when He comes again. This kingdom is based on love and the best way to show love to God is to obey his commandments, including to feed and clothe those in need as outlined today’s Gospel with the sheep and the goats where he says to the sheep, ‘whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Ave Maria!
Mass: Christ the King – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 34:11-12, 15-17
Resp: psa 23:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6
2nd: 1co 15:20-26, 28
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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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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Nov 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Resurrection of the Dead

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141122 ( 06min) Play –  To rise gloriously at the Last Day, let us have Faith in Christ, possess His Spirit, eat His Body and drink His Blood.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cecilia Virgin & Martyr – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 11:4-12
Resp: psa 144:1, 2, 9-10
Gsp: luk 20:27-40

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Nov 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Purity and Martyrdom, Past and Future

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141122b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias reflects on the book of Revelation which the Church focuses on toward the end of the liturgical season because it talks about the end of time. Father combines this with a reflection on the life of St. Cecilia who was a virgin and martyr in the beginning of the Church in the midst of pagan morals and how her love for purity and music and willingness to die for the faith sends a message to us who live closer to the end times when pagan morals are returning.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cecilia Virgin & Martyr – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 11:4-12
Resp: psa 144:1, 2, 9-10
Gsp: luk 20:27-40

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The Presentation of Our Lady: A Feast of Preparation

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

On the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple:

On the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady, we celebrate the fact that Our Lady’s parents brought her to the Temple at the age of three and handed her over to live there for a long period as a consecrated virgin where she might exclusively contemplate God.

There is a special beauty to this feast since it highlights the fact that Our Lady was chosen even before time began. She is called the root of Jesse (Isaiah, 11:1) from which Our Lord Jesus Christ would be born. She is introduced to the synagogue, the institution in charge of keeping this promise. Thus, the synagogue receives Our Lady as a first step. In this act, the hopes of ages would soon be fulfilled. Our Lady, a supremely holy soul, is received in the Temple and entered into the service of God. (more…)

Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Mary is Greater than the Church

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Homily #141121 ( 07min) Play – If by “Church” we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She is Immaculate, “far surpassing all creatues” (LG #53), and we depend on Her, while She depends only on Christ.
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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Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: Presenting Ourselves for Service

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Homily #141121b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan gives the background of the feast of the Presentation of Mary where the elderly parents of Mary presented her as a young child to the priests at the Temple to live there and do service through her youth. He exhorts us to give ourselves spiritually to Holy Mother Church in a similar manner even to the point of becoming a priest, religious brother or nun.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 10:8-11
Resp: psa 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gsp: luk 19:45-48

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Video – FINEWS 151: All 160′ for the Immaculate

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Ave Maria!

The friars from Mount Saint Francis Hermitage recently erected their new 160′ radio tower for the radio station they operate out of the friary in Maine, NY, Holy Virgin Mary Radio, WHVM 91.9 FM.

The erection of the tower completed months of preparation work over the course of the summer to lay a new foundation, pour new ground anchors, and assemble the tower on the ground before lifting it into position with a 200′ crane and securing it down. This occurred on the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, October 2. (more…)

Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: What Makes For Peace

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120n ( 04min) Play – “If this day you only knew what makes for peace” We may ask this question ourselves in our war-torn world. The answer comes at the end of the Gospel today, we do not have peace, because “you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” Do we recognize the greatest sign of Love, the Passion and Death of Our Lord? If we do and embrace the Cross of Christ in our own lives, we will find peace.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Time of Visitation

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120 ( 04min) Play –  Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD “because it did not recognize the time of its visitation”, i.e., the visitation of the Savior, nor did it embrace His call to repentance and faith in Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Lament of Jesus

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on Jesus’ lament over the sins of Jerusalem even when he offers so much mercy. Let us not refuse this same mercy by refusing to repent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Tito: Jesus Came to Purify His Church.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Homily #141116t ( 08min) Play – The Body of the Church is living, is in need of purification, has Christ as It’s Head.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: 1th 5:1-6
Gsp: mat 25:14-30

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Nov 19 – Homily – Fr Alan: St Agnes, Poor Clare with many Coins

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Homily #141119b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan connects the Gospel parable of the gold coins with the story of St. Agnes’ life who was the sister of St Clare, the founder of the Poor Clares in cooperation with St. Francis. She renounces many worldly coins that her natural family had and joins this great religious family and multiplies many spiritual coins from the coin of grace given to her.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Agnes of Assisi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 4:1-11
Resp: psa 150:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 19:11-28

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Nov 18 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Mission to the Lost

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Homily #141118n ( 04min) Play – The goal of the Church is to save those who would otherwise be lost, and we can see this in Our Lord’s eating with Zacchaeus in today’s Gospel. We can also see this in today’s celebration where we remember the Apostle to the Jews and Foundation of the Church, St. Peter, and the Apostle to the Gentiles, St. Paul. The Church’s call is universal, to reach all men with the Gospel. As members of this Church, that means we too are called to spread the Gospel, and especially to those who would otherwise be lost.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of St. Peters and Pauls Basilicas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 3:1-6, 14-22
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Gsp: luk 19:1-10

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