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Guest Homilist

Apr 11 – Homily – Fr. Cassian: Rosary for Evangalization

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Homily #140411bs ( 09min) Play – Today Fr. Cassian Sama, O.P. gives the homily for our day of Lenten Reflections on the Rosary at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. He exhorts us to develop an interior life in order become holy and to be effective evangelists in the world. The best means for this the Rosary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stanislaus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 5th Week of Lent
1st: jer 20:10-13
Resp: psa 18:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7
Gsp: joh 10:31-42

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Feb 18 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: Roots of Evil

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Homily #140218b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke on how the source of evil in the world is our sin and that God is all good and always willing to forgive our sins so that we can be free from this sin. Father exhorts us to spread this Good News.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 6th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jam 1:12-18
Resp: psa 94:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mar 8:14-21

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Dec 12 – Homily – Mons Shaedel: Miraculous Image of Guadalupe

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Homily #131212b ( 08min) PlayMons. Joseph Schaedel gives the homily for the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center for our December Day of Reflection titled Advent Through the Eyes of Joseph and Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  He describes the miraculous nature of the image that appeared on the tilma of Juan Diego, his mantle, and how it reversed the culture of death in Mexico 500 years ago and can do so today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: jth 13:22-23
2nd: rev 11:19, 12:1-6a,10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Oct 25 – Homily – Larry Richards: Loving Prayer

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Homily #131025bs ( 06min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the final homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. Here Father points out that we need to stop focusing on ourselves but rather on Christ and start by asking His help to do this in loving prayer.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 7:18-25
Resp: psa 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94
Gsp: luk 12:54-59

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Oct 24 – Homily – Fr. Larry Richards: Be at Peace

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Homily #131024bs ( 06min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the final homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. Here he points out that we need to have peace in our hearts even when we are experiencing conflict. This is the peace that the Lord gives which gives us the freedom to give ourselves as sacrifices in union with Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 6:19-23
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 12:49-53

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Oct 23 – Homily – Fr. Larry Richards: To Whom more is Given

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Note: If this title and description looks familiar it is because we put this on Fr. Larry’s previous homily by mistake. This is the correct title/description despite the deja vu.

Homily #131023bs ( 07min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the second homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center with a call to be the priests that God has called them to be. Here he points out that to whom more is given more is expected and this means we should show everyone Jesus, no matter what our vocation is.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 6:12-18
Resp: psa 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8
Gsp: luk 12:39-48

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Oct 22 – Homily – Fr. Richards: Jesus is Coming, Look Busy

Sunday, November 17th, 2013
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Update: this was posted with the wrong title and description. Here it is corrected.

Homily #131022bs ( 07min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the second homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center with a call to be the priests that God has called them to be. Here he points out that we should always be prepared for Jesus’ coming so that, based on all the actions of our life, we can hear him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 5:12, 15, 17-19, 20-21
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 17
Gsp: luk 12:35-38

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Oct 21 – Homily – Guest Homilist: Priests are Called to Love

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Homily #131021b ( 03min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the opening homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center with a call to be the priest that God has called them to be, one who passionately loves God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 4:20-25
Resp: luk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
Gsp: luk 12:13-21

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Sep 09 – Homily – Fr Maximilian Dean: Absolute Primacy of Christ and Gift of Suffering

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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Homily #130909 ( 06min) Play – Making a special visit from the Ritiro Mariano (contemplative house) in Italy, Fr. Maximilian reflects on the readings and the absolute primacy of Christ, reminding us of the gift of suffering which Christ gives us to participate in union with Him for the salvation of souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Peter Claver – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 23rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: col 1:24-2:3
Resp: psa 62:6-7, 9
Gsp: luk 6:6-11

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Aug 18 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Peace of Jesus vs. the Peace of the World

Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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Homily #130818 ( 13min) Play – Father explains the difference between the peace Our Lord gives to those who believe and follow Him, and the peace which the world seeks and offers.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 38:4-6, 8-10
Resp: psa 40:2, 3, 4, 18
2nd: heb 12:1-4
Gsp: luk 12:49-53
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Aug 17 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Innocence and Purity of Children

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Homily #130817 ( 03min) Play – St. John Chrysostom says of children, “They seek not beyond what is necessary, they admire not the beauty of the body, they are not grieved at the loss of worldly wealth, therefore does the Savoir say that theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 19th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jos 24:14-29
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
Gsp: mat 19:13-15

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Jul 19 – Homily – Fr. Casey: Eucharist, Food for the Battle

Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Homily #130719bs ( 18min) Play - Fr. Casey gives the homily for the opening Mass of the retreat on Spiritual Combat in Our Time. He preaches on the importance of the Eucharist for the spiritual life and how Jesus emphasized this even though the disciples walked away from him. Father relates this to the ten plagues mentioned in the first reading and how the Israelites avoided the tenth plague with the lamb which they had to eat. This foreshadows the Eucharist with the mass a fulfillment of the Passover sacrifice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 15th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 11:10-12:14
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
Gsp: mat 12:1-8

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Jul 21 – Homily – Fr. Casey: Attentive to the Word

Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Homily #130721b ( 23min) Play – Fr. Casey gives the Sunday homily which is also the closing of the retreat here titled the ‘”The Spiritual Combat of Our Time”. Based on the Gospel of today with Martha complaining that her sister Mary is not helping and Jesus replying that she has chosen the better part, Fr. Casey stresses the importance of listing to Christ, attentive to his word, starting with scripture as Vatican II insists all Catholics should have:

  • Direct access to the Bible
  • prayer based on the bible
  • Knowledge of Scripture is knowledge of Christ

And also with prayer.

The essence of mental prayer is intimate friendship and heart to heart conversation with the One that you love.

Prayer must be a family event, part of the family culture, pass on a prayerful attitude to our children. Teens are constantly distracted, on the run, all their little cares. Technology, iPhones, etc. All of which distracts them from God. Need to be convinced of His goodness and graces and our inadequacy. Requires humility.

Need to have a balance of prayer and active life, the exact formula of which will be dictated by our state in life, married, single, religious. Even those engaged directly in apostolic work needs to pray. In fact, even more so since prayer is the soul of the apostolate. We must work with God. Without him we can do nothing.

Ave Maria!
Mass: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 18:1-10
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
2nd: col 1:24-28
Gsp: luk 10:38-42

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Jul 20 – Homily – Fr. Casey: Christian Bravery

Saturday, July 20th, 2013
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Homily #130720bs ( 18min) Play – Fr. William Casey, C.P.M. for the second homily of our retreat on Spiritual Battle preaches on his experience with Bp. Andrew Francis who is bishop of Pakistan where Christians are frequently persecuted, giving several cases of incredible bravery of Christians in the face of mortal danger. He exhorts us to follow this noble example.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 15th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 12:37-42
Resp: psa 136:1, 23-24, 10-12, 13-15
Gsp: mat 12:14-21

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Mar 08 – Homily – Fr Esper: Restoring what is Broken

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Homily #130308b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Joseph Esper from the Diocese of Detroit gives the homily during his day of reflection at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, titled “The Gates of Hell Shall not Prevail: The Church and the Anti-Christ.” Starting with a reference to a company that makes valuable things by restoring wood from broken wooden palettes, Fr. Esper preaches on how the Gospel’s theme of restoration applies to our decadent modern culture. This decadence is so bad that from a natural point of view it is hopeless, but from a supernatural point of view we should rather rejoice, knowing the power of God. Key to bringing about this restoration is to realize that all our blessings come form God and we should stop worshiping the works of our hands which is really just worshiping ourselves. We must humble ourselves and look to God and we will once again be blessed.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 14:2-10
Resp: psa 81:6-8, 8-9, 10-11, 14, 17
Gsp: mar 12:28-34

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