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Fr. Louis Maximilian

Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Good and Bad Example

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140823n ( 12min) Play – Father Louis Maximilian takes two points from today’s Gospel. First is the need for good example, both to ourselves (i.e. a sincere and consistent life) and to others. If we don’t have this, not only will we not sweeten the message of the Gospel with our deeds, but we will embitter it. Second is how to react to bad example, especially by those in authority over us.  We are not excused from living the faith, rather we can look to the teaching of the Holy Father as a dependable guide even in murky times. We also must not be quick to condemn, but seek first the Kingdom of God, even if it feels like we are alone. Let us imitate the Blessed Virgin, ponder the Word of God, and be docile to the inspirations of the Spirit.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Rose of Lima – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 43:1-7
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: mat 23:1-12

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Aug 09 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Faith in God and His Ways

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Homily #140809n ( 10min) Play – Father Louis Maximilian speaks of the first reading, and comments that we often are dissatisfied with when we see unjustice, but God does not act. We must learn to see with the eyes of God, and seek His understanding, even if that differs from our own. And before we seek justice in the world, we must first seek it in our hearts. Justice ultimately comes from God, both in the external world, and more importantly, justice comes into our hearts from the atoning sacrifice of the Cross, from Jesus, and not from ourselves. We must have faith in God and in His ways, He will act in His way and at the time He chooses. If we are disturbed at what seems to be His inaction, we are lacking in faith. Let us turn to “She who believed” and ask for this grace of a unshakeable faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: hab 1:12-2:4
Resp: psa 9:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 17:14-20

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Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Poured Out Like a Libation

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Homily #140629n ( 17min) Play – On the Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul, Father Louis Maximilian recounts the trials, efforts and dangers they endured to fulfill Our Lord’s command to “preach the Gospel to all people.” As a modern example, he presents the successor of St. Peter, Pope St. John Paul II, and reminds us that the Holy Father is the guaranty that the faith we profess is the same St. Peter confessed. Finally, Father reminds us that we all, clergy, religious, and laity, are also missionaries and have been sent. We have wasted time till now, let us start anew, striving so that we may say with St. Paul, “poured out like a libation … I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Peter and Paul – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 12:1-11
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 2ti 4:6-8, 17-18
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

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Jun 28 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Marianize Everything

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Homily #140628n ( 17min) Play – Father Louis Maximilian shows how the Love of God was poured into the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and tells us the way to return to God is through this same Immaculate Heart. We do this by Marianizing everything (for God did so first), and especially by exaulting Her and by Consecration of ourselves to Her so that She, who is all about God, will make us all about God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Immaculate Heart of Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 61:9-11
Resp: 1sa 2:1, 4-8
Gsp: luk 2:41-51

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Jun 26 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Accept Suffering and Blessings From God

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Homily #140626 ( 10min) Play - God allowed the Israelites to be exiled into Babylonian captivity but used it to test their faith and allowed them to flourish. When we suffer hardship we submit to God’s will and accept it even if we didn’t sin. When we are prosperous we receive it not because of our goodness, but because of God’s goodness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 24:8-17
Resp: psa 79:1-2, 3-5, 8, 9
Gsp: mat 7:21-29

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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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