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Fr. Bonaventure

Dec 30 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Prophecy of Anna

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
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Homily #091230 ( 05min) Play – Anna the Prophetess calls attention to the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fr. Bonaventure exhorts us to be open to the Messiah and point Him out to others as Anna did.
Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: 1 Jn 2:12-17
R: Ps 96:7-10
G: Lk 2:36-40

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Dec 29 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Announcing the Redeemer and Coredeemer

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
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Homily #091229 ( 10min) Play – In today’s Gospel Simeon prophecies that the Child Jesus would cause the rise and fall of many but also that a sword will pierce Mary’s heart and this too would be part of the redeeming work.

Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: 1 Jn 2:3-11
R: Ps 96:1-6
G: Lk 2:22-35

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Dec 28 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Innocent and Holy

Monday, December 28th, 2009
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Homily #091228 ( 10min) Play – Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Innocence who died in the place of Jesus when Herod tried to kill the messiah by killing all the male children under two years of age at Bethlehem. Father relates this to our own times and invokes their intercession for the protection of innocent life.
Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: 1 Jn 1:5-2:2
R: Ps 124:2-5,7-8
G: Mt 2:13-18

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Dec 27 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: The Holy Family of Love and Life

Sunday, December 27th, 2009
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Homily #091227 ( 24min) Play – Today is the Feast of the The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and Fr. Bonaventure explains that the family is the core to a culture of life and saving the family from the attacks of the author of death, the Devil, is the central battle of our day. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are the exemplars of family life both in their exulted charity to which we should strive and in regard to the assaults that they survived in the form of Herod’s attempt to destroy them. Let us encourage the entire human family to embrace this ideal of love and courage.

Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Sir 3:2-7,12-14
R: Ps 128:1-5
2: Col 3:12-21
G: Lk 2:22-40

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Dec 12 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: OLO Guadalupe Crusher of Serpents

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
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Homily #091212 ( 10min) Play – Fr. Bonaventure explains how terribly morbid and depraved the Aztec culture was, despite being very organized, in that they sacrificed tens of thousands of humans of humans each year to the Aztec serpent god. Listen as Father explains the astonishing rapidity that this culture ceased these bloody sacrifices and embraced Catholicism, all through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Zech 2:14-17
R: Jdt 13:18-19
G: Lk 1:26-38

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Dec 11 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Of Dirge and Dance

Friday, December 11th, 2009
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Homily #091211 ( 04min) Play -

Jesus said to the crowds:
“To what shall I compare this generation?
It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another,
‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance,
we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’

We must see in scripture the first coming in the facts surrounding John the Baptist in order to prepare for His coming again.

Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Isa 48:17-19
R: Ps 1:1-4,6
G: Mt 11:16-19

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Dec 09 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: St Juan Diego, Mary’s Cooperator

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
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Homily #091209 ( 06min) Play – Today is the feastday of St. Juan Diego who cooperated with Our Lady in the conversion of the Aztec people and so overcame one of the most depraved cultures in the history of man. As our own culture slides to new depths, let us ask St Juan Diego to pray for us that we can cooperate as he did.

Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Isa 40:25-31
R: Ps 103:1-4,8,10
G: Mt 11:28-30

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Dec 08 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: The Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

AUDIO ONLY Homily #091208 ( 12min) – Moses, who spoke to God face to face, sinned, the great patriarch Abraham sinned, the king, warrior, musician and poet David committed adultery, and murder, only one is without sin…
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Dec 07 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Your Sins Are Forgiven

Monday, December 7th, 2009
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Homily #091207 ( 05min) Play – Our Lord came in order to bring mercy and forgive us our sins.
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Dec 06 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Stir It Up

Sunday, December 6th, 2009
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Homily #091206 ( 31min) Play – Advent is a time to be stirred and Fr. Bonaventure gives a stirring homily to prepare us for the coming of the Lord. He explains how Christ’s coming, as marked by John the Baptist, stirred up the leaders of His time, including Tiberius, Herod, Pilot,and Caiaphas. So listen to this homily and find out how we must put aside our baubles and avoid something called “acedia.”
Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Bar 5:1-9
R: Ps 126:1-6
2: Phil 1:4-6,8-11
G: Lk 3:1-6

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Nov 28 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Worship God Avoid Sin

Saturday, November 28th, 2009
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Homily #091128 ( 05min) Play – Fr. Bonaventure preaches on the need to avoid vice and give true worship of God. This is especially important as we approach Advent.  Today is the feast day of St. James of the March Franciscan preacher.
Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Dan 7:15-27
R: Dan 3:82-87
G: Lk 21:34-36

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Nov 26 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
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Homily #091126 ( 08min) Play – The Holy Family in Nazareth is our model, let us imitate their thankfulness, thankfulness even in poverty and trials.
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Nov 25 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Be Not Afraid

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
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Homily #091125 ( 07min) Play – Fr. Bonaventure teaches us to not be afraid of this world, but to  keep our eyes focused on Christ as we enter the season in anticipation for His coming, Advent.

Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Dan 5:1-6,13-14,16-17,23-28
R: Dan 3:62-67
G: Lk 21:12-19

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Nov 24 – No Homily

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
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Sorry, No Homily Today

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Fr. Bonaventure explains in today’s Gospel that we should not worry about the time and place of the tribulations that will come before the Second Coming of Christ.

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Andrew Dun-Lac and Companions who were martyred in Vietnam for their faith.

Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Dan 2:31-45
R: Dan 3:57-61
G: Lk 21:5-11

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Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: A Wealthy Heart

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
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Homily #091123 ( 04min) Play – This poor widow gave from the abundance of her heart.
Ave Maria! Mass readings

1: Dan 1:1-6,8-20
R: Dan 3:52-56
G: Lk 21:1-4

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