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Theology

Jul 27 – Homily – Fr Giles: Treasure hidden in a field

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Homily #140727a ( 12min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 17 Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 3:5, 7-12
Resp: psa 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130
2nd: rom 8:28-30
Gsp: mat 13:44-52

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Jul 20 – Homily – Fr Giles: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of man”

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Homily #140720a ( 15min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 12:13, 16-19
Resp: psa 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16
2nd: rom 8:26-27
Gsp: mat 13:24-43

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Jul 13 – Homily – Fr Giles: “A sower went out to sow…”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Homily #140713a (13min) Play – This is reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ave Maria!
Mass: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:10-11
Resp: psa 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14
2nd: rom 8:18-23
Gsp: mat 13:1-23

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Jun 22 – Homily – Fr Giles: The Real Presence

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140622a ( 14min) Play

Ave Maria!

This homily was given by Fr. Giles during the Sunday Mass of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi during which he explained the sixth chapter of the Gospel of St. John and what is meant by the Real Presence.
Mass: Corpus Christi – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 8:2-3, 14-16
Resp: psa 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20
2nd: 1co 10:16-17
Gsp: joh 6:51-58

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Month of Mary 12 – The Created Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Month of Mary #12 ( 10min) Play – Fr. Maximilian continues commenting on St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Marian insights on Our Lady as Created Immaculate Conception, and Her indescribably close union with the Holy Spirit as His “Spouse”.

Ave Maria!

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Month of Mary 11 – The Uncreated Immaculate Conception

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

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Month of Mary #11 ( 07min) Play – Father introduces us to the question that dominated St. Maximilian’s life: Who are you, O Immaculate Conception? In the last writing from St. Maximilian, written the morning he was arrested by the Gestapo, he found the answer. He says that there are two Immaculate Conceptions. One is created, Mary, but the other is Uncreated: the Holy Spirit, who “aspirates” from the union of Love between the Father and the Son. But how then is Mary the created Immaculate Conception, and what is She in relation to the Holy Spirit? We will enter into this question tomorrow.

Today’s Prayer: Come Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Unveil for me the meaning of the Immaculate Conception.

Ave Maria!

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Apr 22 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Facts and the Resurrection

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140422n ( 07min) Play – Father Matthias comments on the saying, “Even if the bones of Jesus were found, I would still believe.” Father tells us that this is actually blasphemy and nonsense. Our Faith is based on the actual, historical facts of Jesus’ Life, Death, and Resurrection, everything depends on the Resurrection. Without it, our faith is in vain and Christianity is the greatest lie in history. Finally, Father asks us what it means to “Rise from the dead,” and what the consequences of Jesus’ Resurrection for us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:36-41
Resp: psa 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22
Gsp: joh 20:11-18

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Apr 10 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Fulfillment of the Old Covenant

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Homily #140410n ( 12min) Play – Father Matthias comments on the Old and New Covenant, asking whether we must accept Christ in order to be saved. He answers, yes, we must, for Christ fulfilled the Old Covenant, not replacing, but fulfilling, and therefore the Old Covenant is no longer able to save. Finally, he presents two versions of the Good Friday prayer for the Jews, comments on them, and encourages us to join our prayers to those of the Church for the conversion of the Jews.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 17:3-9
Resp: psa 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 8:51-59

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Mar 25 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Why The God-Man?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Homily #140325n ( 00min) Play – For the Solemnity of the Annuciation, Father Matthias asks the question, “Why the Incarnation?”  He then introduces us to the answer of Bl. John Duns Scotus: the Word became Man to give the greatest glory to God, and only secondarily in order to redeem mankind.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Annunciation of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 7:10-14
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 11
2nd: heb 10:4-10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Feb 23 – Homily – Fr Giles: “Love your enemies”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140223a ( 10min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: lev 19:1-2, 17-18
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13
2nd: 1co 3:16-23
Gsp: mat 5:38-48

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Feb 22 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Dogmas on the Papacy

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140222n ( 14min) Play – Many Catholics and non-Catholics have been confused by some of the things Pope Francis has said about the future of the papacy. Fr. Matthias reminds us that, as the Holy Father knows and says, the essence of the papacy is not subject to change. In particular, Father goes through the three dogmas proclaimed by the First Vatican Council, and reminds us that the papacy is under the mantle of our Lady, and that the Church is Marian before it is Petrine. Finally, he share a prayer with us from Servant of God Father John Hardon SJ.

Lord Jesus, You gave us the papal primacy as a continuation of the exercise of Your own authority on earth until the end of time. But we know, Dear Savior, how this papal authority has many enemies. Give us, we beg, the courage to defend the authority of the Bishop of Rome. But above all, give us the humility to obey the teachings of Your Vicar on earth, Pope Francis, being sure that by obeying him, we are obeying You and by obeying You, we are loving You here on earth as a prelude to our everlasting love of You and by You in Heaven. Amen

Ave Maria!

Mass: Chair of St. Peter – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1pe 5:1-4
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

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Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Scholastic Theology–Here to Stay

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Homily #140128n ( 10min) Play – Father Matthias reminds us that our understanding of God’s revelation is growing, and a particular step in that understanding was the development of Scholastic Theology, to which St. Thomas Aquinas greatly contributed. He then, quoting from Pope Sixtus V, shows why Scholastic Theology is necessary for us today and why there is so much opposition to it. Finally, he concludes that the final purpose of speculation is to lead us to repeat with Mary, “Be it done to me according to thy word”.
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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Come My Lovely One, Come!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

One Minute Meditation

THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY, BODY AND SOUL INTO HEAVEN

“My Love lifts up His voice, He says to me, ‘Come then, my beloved, my lovely one, come’.” (Songs 2:10)

The Voice and The Word

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Ave Maria Meditations

John is the voice, but the Lord is the Word who was in the beginning. John is the voice that lasts for a time; from the beginning Christ is the Word who lives forever. Take away the word, the meaning, and what is the voice? Where there is no understanding, there is only a meaningless sound. The voice without the word strikes the ear but does not build up the heart.

However, let us observe what happens when we first seek to build up our hearts. When I think about what I am going to say, the word or message is already in my heart. When I want to speak to you, I look for a way to share with your heart what is already in mine.

In my search for a way to let this message reach you, so that the word already in my heart may find place also in yours, I use my voice to speak to you. The sound of my voice brings the meaning of the word to you and then passes away. The word which the sound has brought to you is now in your heart, and yet it is still also in mine.

When the word has been conveyed to you, does not the sound seem to say: The word ought to grow, and I should diminish? The sound of the voice has made itself heard in the service of the word, and has gone away, as though it were saying: My joy is complete. Let us hold on to the word; we must not lose the word conceived inwardly in our hearts.

Do you need proof that the voice passes away but the divine Word remains? Where is John’s baptism today? It served its purpose, and it went away. Now it is Christ’s baptism that we celebrate. It is in Christ that we all believe; we hope for salvation in him. This is the message the voice cried out. (more…)

Video – Conferences #196: Pope Benedict and Mary’s “Yes”, Part 5

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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Conferences #196 – ( 54min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

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Fr. Louis Maximilian gives the fourth talk of his retreat “The woman of the Yes” on the words of Benedict XVI on Mary. Part five is Mary’s Yes to the Mediation of Grace.

Other parts of this conference:

Ave Maria!

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