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Fr. Louis Maximilian

Apr 09 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Faith vs Fury

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Homily #140409n ( 14min) Play – Father Louis Maximilian comments on the three young men thrown into into fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, and highlights their faith as examples for us. When we open ourselves up to and embrace the truth, it will set us free and change us, but those who resist the truth and remain in bondage to error and sin will react to us with fury. We see this fury rising against us today because of our fidelity to the truth about abortion, contraception, and marriage. Father encourages us to seek refuge in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she asked us to do at Fatima, and to have faith in the face of the fury of the modern Nebuchadnezzars.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 3:14-20, 91-92, 95
Resp: dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
Gsp: joh 8:31-42

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Apr 06 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Healing We Need

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Homily #140406n ( 21min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian compares the death of Lazarus to the death of the soul in sin. He points out that man is not made to die, but to live. However, this life, because of sin, does end. The healing God brings does not erase the passing from this life, but a spiritual healing which goes to the root of the matter, sin, and brings us to everlasting live in God. Let us place our trust in God and allow Him to heal us, not according to how we think we need healing, but according to how God knows we need it.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 5th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:12-14
Resp: psa 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
2nd: rom 8:8-11
Gsp: joh 11:1-45

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Apr 05 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Suffering? Look to Jesus.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Homily #140405n ( 12min) Play – Father Louis Maximilian comments on the evil of suffering, and advises us that, in order to see the good which may come about from our sufferings, we need to look to Jesus, for He is the one who draws good, the greatest good, out of suffering, whether it was His sufferings or ours. Father also points out that this good passes through the Heart of Mary, who acceptance and embracing of the sufferings which befell Her and Jesus expanded Her heart and enabled it to embrace all humanity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 4th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 11:18-20
Resp: psa 7:2-3, 9-10, 11-12
Gsp: joh 7:40-53

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Feb 28 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Have Patience

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Homily #140228n ( 07min) Play – Commenting on the first reading, Fr. Louis Maximilian encourages us to stop complaining, and learn to practice patience instead. This virtue is gained only by being tested, and we all have many opportunities to  practice it. Let us look the the Passion of Our Lord and ask for the grace to patiently persevere in our Faith until death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 7th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jam 5:9-12
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12
Gsp: mar 10:1-12

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Feb 11 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Marian Age

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Homily #140211n (11min) Play – On the anniversary of the first apparition at Lourdes, Fr. Louis Maximilian shows how the apparitions during the 19th century started the “Marian Age” we are now living in. In this “Marian Age” Our Lady is striving to draw our attention back to God, to repent of our sins, and to follow Him, but many are ignoring or even pushing Her away. And we who have answered, what have we done up till now? Let us all turn from our selfishness and tepidity and allow this Marian Age to bear great fruits in our hearts.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Lourdes – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 66:10-14
Resp: jth 13:22-23
Gsp: joh 2:1-11

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Feb 01 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: God Doesn’t Do Damage Control

Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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Homily #140201n ( 13min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian shows that King David’s repentance after the adultery with Bathsheba and murder of Uriah is an example of the need for repentance, and also that sin incurs punishment, even when it is forgiven. Father ties this in with the message of Fatima and the Five First Saturdays and highlights the need for us to repent from all of our sins, venial and mortal. One of the results of sin is spiritual blindness, and the First Saturdays are a lifeline to bring us to acknowledge our sins, and then to do penance for them. Finally, he reminds us that God doesn’t do “damage control”, but heals. Let us ask Our Lady for the strength to bear , crying out with David, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 12:1-7, 10-17
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
Gsp: mar 4:35-41

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Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Presence of the Lord

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Homily #140128m ( 14min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian reflects on today’s reading from the Second Book of Samuel, mentioning three points of consideration: First, the true Christian will acknowledge the presence of Our Lord, dwelling Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the tabernacle, as their life. Second, the Christian will rejoice in this presence of God in the Eucharist, for God intends for it to strengthen us. Lastly, we must unite our sacrifices to the ultimate sacrifice of Our Lord on the Cross. All of these things will not only bring us true joy, but will lead to many eternal blessings. Let us look to Our Lady, who exemplified these reflections so perfectly, and imitate her.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 2sa 6:12-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 24:7, 8, 9, 10
Gsp: mar 3:31-35

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Jan 26 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Christ the Light

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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Homily #140126m ( 24min) Play – Drawing from today’s readings and the Old Testament, Fr. Louis Maximilian helps us to remember that we are a people in darkness, and Christ is our Great Light. This Light that is Christ has three distinct characteristics: It calls us to repentance, It asks for an immediate response, and It heals us both physically and spiritually. Expounding on these themes, he ends by reminding us that we must turn to the Mother of Light, Mary, who takes special watch over the most miserable and indigent souls – the souls most in need of the Light of Her Son.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 8:23-9:3
Resp: psa 27:1, 4, 13-14
2nd: 1co 1:10-13, 17
Gsp: mat 4:12-23

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Jan 14 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Trust During Misfortune

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Homily #140114n ( 13min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains how today’s 1st reading shows that when we suffer misfortune, we shouldn’t loose our peace, but confidently trust the Lord and be docile to His will for us, for then we will experience His blessing, whether in this life or the next. Finally, he encourages us not to mingle human respect with our piety, neither trying to hide it nor making a show out of it, but always seeking to please God alone. Let us turn to Our Lady who was always open to the work of God and ask Her to give us Her confidence in God, especially when we suffer seemingly without reason.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Odoric of Pordenone – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1sa 1:9-20
Resp: 1sa 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8
Gsp: mar 1:21-28

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Dec 22 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Silent Anticipation

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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Homily #131222b ( 21 min) Play – Fr. Louis outlines the progression of Advent from watching in anticipation which turns into a joyful Anticipation and now turns into a silent anticipation where we contemplate the coming of Our Lord so that he can bear fruit in our souls. He compares this with the hustle and bustle that the Advent season has become in our consumerist world. Father exhorts us to take time off from each day and in silence contemplate in our hearts the joyful mystery of the coming of Our Lord, just like Our Lady, and so grow closer to God and become a light to the world. 

Ave Maria!
Mass: 4th Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 7:10-14
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
2nd: rom 1:1-7
Gsp: mat 1:18-24

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Dec 19 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Fruitful Cooperation

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Homily #131219b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Louis take his key from the Gospel reading on Zachariah’s encounter with the angel to highlight the importance of human cooperation in God’s plan. This is not to say that God needs us but that God wants our participation.  At he same time our working with God does not override our humanity but builds upon it, despite our weaknesses. Father points to Mary as the ultimate example of fruitful cooperation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 19 –  Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jdg 13:2-7, 24-25
Resp: psa 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17
Gsp: luk 1:5-25

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Dec 18 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Coming Protagonist

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Homily #131218b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Louis explains how Jesus is the unique protagonist of the great drama which is the history of the human race which is comes to the crucial point at his coming at Bethlehem. But he also explains the role of the other characters in the drama like Mary and Joseph and the role we must play as well.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 18 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 23:5-8
Resp: psa 72:1, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: mat 1:18-24

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Dec 17 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Preparing with Mary

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Homily #131217b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Maximilian preaches on how we should prepare with Mary as we enter the final week of Advent. He points out that this final week is very focused on Mary in the Gospel readings including today’s that gives the genealogy of Jesus and so shows that God the Son, Jesus, comes to us through Mary and is a member of the human race. Upon this principle all the rest of Advent and all of our faith falls into place.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 17 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 49:2, 8-10
Resp: psa 72:3-4, 7-8, 17
Gsp: mat 1:1-17

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Dec 10 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Holy House of Loreto and the Intimacy We All Are Looking For

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Homily #131210n ( 15min) Play – Today we celebrate the Holy House of Loreto, the house in which the Annunciation took place and the Holy Family later lived, and Fr. Louis points out that the small size of the building shows the intimacy and union the Holy Family lived in and, in particular, between Mary and Jesus. However, this intimacy is not one exclusive to them, but one which we all need to enter into. Do we hold God at arm’s length? Do we seek intimacy in created things but never seem to be able to fill a void in our hearts? These are questions we all need to ask ourselves, and especially those of us called to consecrated life. Let us come with confidence to the Blessed Virgin and let Her mold our hearts and fill them with God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Loreto – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ch 15:3-4, 15-16, 16:1-2
Resp: psa 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8, 11
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Nov 19 – Homily – Fr Matthias M. Sasko: Don’t Deny Your Faith By Silence

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Homily #131119n ( 07min) Play – Ave Maria!

 

Father reminds us that we must all profess our faith; explicitly by prayers traditionally called “Acts of Faith,” and implicitly by the way we live. However, there are also times we must profess our faith when silence would be a denial of it, even it it means we will have to suffer for it.

Mass: St. Agnes of Assisi – Opt Mem – Form: OF

Readings: Tuesday 33rd Week of Ordinary Time 1st: 2ma 6:18-31 Resp: psa 3:2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Gsp: luk 19:1-10

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