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Fr. Louis Maximilian

Oct 12 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Seeking the Lord in Mary

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Homily #141012n ( 00min) Play – Father Louis Maximilian comments on the readings of today, and tells us that our appraisal of sin is not the same as God’s. Indifference to sin, which characterizes our age, is punished severely to God. We must seek God in order to be saved, and if we seek Him through Mary, she will we to our salvation. Seeking the Lord in Mary is the recipe for rejoicing!
Ave Maria!
Mass: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 25:6-10
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
2nd: phi 4:12-14, 19-20
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Sep 28 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Power Through Mercy

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Homily #140928b ( 19min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains that God displays His power through His mercy. This is in counter-distinction to our human notion of power where greatness is shown by exerting raw power and enforcing strict justice. Yet, God’s mercy does not countermand justice but rather effects true renewal, a true justification of those who need mercy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:25-28
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: phi 2:1-11
Gsp: mat 21:28-32

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Sep 24 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Word of God

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Homily #140924b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian on how the Word of God is the lamp for the world and how we need the Church to pass it along, including the interpretation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 30:5-9
Resp: psa 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163
Gsp: luk 9:1-6

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Sep 23 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: St. Pio, Reparation and Mercy

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140923b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Louis gives the homily for the feast day of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. He explains how St. Pio gave a great example of generosity to others, willing to suffer in reparation for other’s sins in union with Christ who suffered and died for us. In so doing he became a lighting rod of God’s mercy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pio of Pietrelcina 2 – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 7:22-23
Resp: psa 15:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
2nd: gal 6:14-18
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Sep 20 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Death is a Passage

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Homily #140920b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains that death is not an end. It is, rather, a beginning, a passage into eternity. We must live life to be prepared and store up for eternity by striving to grow closer to God each day, working with the grace we receive.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Comp. – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 15:35-37, 42-49
Resp: psa 56:10-12, 13-14
Gsp: luk 8:4-15

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Sep 19 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Resurrection of the Body

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Homily #140919b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains how the belief that our bodies will be resurrected is a great incentive to treat ourselves and each other with dignity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Januarius – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 15:12-20
Resp: psa 17:1, 6-7, 8, 15
Gsp: luk 8:1-3

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2014 Professions – FINEWS 150

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Fi News #150 – ( 18min) >>> Play
On September 8th, 2014, Fr. Louis Maximilian received the first profession of vows and the renewal of temporary vows. In this homily, Father speaks of the “reaction” we all owe to God’s “action,” and which is made possible by the “reaction” of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady’s faith and fidelity to God’s will. He asks us, if we don’t love, who will? We must all live out our call to sanctity, and the practice of Marian Consecration is the “quickest, surest, easiest way” of “reacting” to the love of God and becoming saints; IF WE LIVE IT OUT!

Here are some images of the professions, more may be found here.

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Ave Maria!

 

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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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