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Fr. Johannes Smith

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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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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Video – Conferences #212: Our Lady’s Faith in Mystical City of God

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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Conferences #212 – ( 23min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Johannes presents what the Mystical City of God teaches us about the Faith of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (From friars’ two days of study.)

Ave Maria!

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Aug 22 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Four Traits of the Immaculate Heart

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Homily #120822m ( 12min) Play – Fr. Johannes elaborates the four main traits of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Purity, Humility, Burning with Love, and Pierced by a Sword.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Immaculate Heart of Mary – 2nd Cl – Form: EF, Adeamus Cum Fiducia
Readings: 
1st: sir 24:23-31
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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Feb 26 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Take up Your Weapons

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

St Mary of the AssumptionHomily #120226m ( 10min) Play

Ave Maria!

We’re in a pitched battle against the world, the flesh and the devil; and it’s time to go on the offense.
Mass: First Sunday in Lent – 1st Cl – Form: EF, Invocabit Me
Readings: 
1st: 2co 6:1-10
Gsp: mat 4:1-11

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Dec 27 – Homily – Fr Johannes: St John, The Virgin Apostle and Marian Apostle

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
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Homily #111227m ( 08min) Play

Fr. Johannes reflects on St. John, the “Virgin Apostle” to whom Jesus entrusted His Mother. His  lofty contemplation was the fruit of a life of union with Our Lady.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John, Apostle and Evangelist – Ferial – Form: EF, In Medio Ecclesiae
Readings:

1st: sir 15:1-6
Gsp: joh 21:19-24

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Lenten Mission : The Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

Monday, April 11th, 2011
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Conferences #125 – The Seven Sorrows of Blessed Virgin Mary ( 39 min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

This is an excerpt from a Lenten Mission on the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin given by Fr. Johannes M.M. Smith, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Auburn, NY. The parish mission was from March 14-18, 2011. This talk is on the sixth and seventh sorrows of Our Lady.

Ave Maria!

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Mar 02 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Parable of the Seed & the Sower

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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Homily #110302m ( 09min) Play – Fr. Johannes preaches about the 4 different kinds of soil that the seed of God’s Word can find in our hearts.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sexagesima Sunday – Form: EF, Exsurge
Readings:

1st: 2Co 11:19-33, 12:1-9
Gsp: Luk 8:4-15

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Jan 21 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Virginity and Martyrdom

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
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Homily #110121m ( 11 min) Play – On the Feast of St. Agnes, the noble Roman Virgin who suffered martyrdom rather than lose the treasure of her virginity, Fr. Johannes shares some insights on the close connection between purity and martyrdom. This is radically opposed to modern culture, which is marked by impurity and murder. Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, Queen of virgins and martyrs, pray for us! Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr – – Form: EF, Me Exspectaverunt Peccatores
Readings:
1st: Sir 51.1-8,12
Gsp: Matt 25.1-13

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