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Theology

May 24 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Who Is the Holy Spirit?

Sunday, May 24th, 2015
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Homily #150524n ( 16min) Play – Father gives us a catechesis on the Holy Spirit, who He is, where He comes from, and His role in our lives. Father ends by explaining (pulling from the teachings of St. Maximilian Kolbe) why we don’t see the Holy Spirit working in the lives of many Christians, including us, and how we can become more open to His action.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:1-11
Resp: psa 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
2nd: 1co 12:3-7, 12-13
Gsp: joh 20:19-23

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May 23 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Follow Me

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150523n ( 07min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel passage of today, telling us that regardless whether we’re the Pope or any other of the faithful, we all have the same vocation to follow Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 7th Week of Easter (Opt 1) – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: acts 28: 16-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 11: 4,5, and 7
Gsp: joh 21:20-25

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May 17 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Suffering and Union with God

Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Homily #150517n ( 09min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the themes of the Gospel reading today, focusing on how suffering, particularly in our witness to Christ, is an opportunity to grow in union with God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 7th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:15-17, 20-26
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
2nd: 1jo 4:11-16
Gsp: joh 17:11-19

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Symposium honoring Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Ave Maria!

Mark your calendars! June 8-9, 2015.

There will be a momentous marian symposium titled “Sursum Actio” at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, honoring the lifetime work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I., featuring talks by eminent mariologists.

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For more information see this larger flyer at MaryVictrix.com (pdf).

To register and for more details contact Fr. Edward Ondrako, OFMConv. at edward.ondrako@gmail.com.

Speakers will include:

  • Louis Maximilian M. Smith, FI (Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate General Delegate of the USA and editor of Missio Immaculatae International)
  • J. A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv. (Professor of Theology, Saint Louis University)
  • Robert Fastiggi, Ph.D. (Professor of Theology, Sacred Heart Seminary)
  • John Ford, Ph.D. (Professor of Theology, Catholic University of America)
  • J. Isaac Goff, Ph.D. (Mount Angel Seminary)
  • Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins, S.T.D.
  • David Bentley Hart, Ph.D. (Danforth Chair at St. Louis University, Department of Theological Studies)
  • Alex Plato, Ph.D. (Franciscan University of Steubenville)
  • John Mark Miravalle, S.T.D. (Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary)
  • Gloria Dodd, S.T.D. (Lecturer & Researcher of the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute)
  • R. Trent Pomplun, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Loyola University Maryland, Department of Theology)
  • Jonathan Fleischmann, Ph.D. (Assistant Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Christiaan Kappes, S.L.D. (Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius)
  • Jaremy Daggett, M.A. (Great Hearts Academy)
  • T. Alexander Gilltner, Ph.D., Cand. (Saint Louis University)
  • Angelo Geiger, FI (Pontifical University of St. Thomas)
  • Edward Ondrako, OFM Conv. (University of Notre Dame)

Ave Maria!

May 07 – Homily – Fr Joachim: No Truth, No Peace; Know Truth, Know Peace

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Homily #150507n ( 05min) Play – Father speaks today on the relationship between love, truth, and peace, telling us that only when we live in Truth, will our “joy be complete.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 15:7-21
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 10
Gsp: joh 15:9-11

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May 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Is There an Easy Way?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Homily #150505n ( 09min) Play – Father asks two questions: Is it necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God? Is there no easy way? Paradoxically, he tells us, the correct answer for both of these is “Yes.” He highlights for us the “Little Way” of St. Therese, who wanted to be a saint (“want,” not “like”) but saw such a difference between the saints and herself, so she looked and found the “Little Way” of confidence where we step forward and try our best, but ultimately rely on Jesus to bring us to Himself. This is the “easy way” not because we don’t have to undergo hardship, but because we undergo them while being held in the arms of Our Lord.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 5th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 14:19-28
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 21
Gsp: joh 14:27-31

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May 03 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Indwelling of the Trinity

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
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Homily #150503n ( 18min) Play – Father Matthias speaks of the Indwelling of the Holy Trinity in the souls of the baptized, telling us that a realization of this fundamental Christian doctrine is a most powerful motive to strive to turn away from creatures, and towards the Creator. But why don’t we percieve this presence? That is because it manifests itself only to the degree we are receptive of it, and often our hearts and minds are full of worldly, if not sinful, things. Let us examine what we fill our mind with and where we put our hearts, for where our treasure is, there our heart is also
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 5th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 9:26-31
Resp: psa 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32
2nd: 1jo 3:18-24
Gsp: joh 15:1-8

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Apr 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Trials of St. Pius V

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Homily #150430n ( 08min) Play – Father Joachim speaks of the difficulties that Pope St. Pius V underwent to realize the reforms called by the Council of Trent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius V – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 4th Week of Easter
1st: act 13:13-25
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 27
Gsp: joh 13:16-20

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Video – #5 – Nativity, St Luke – Mariology for Everyone

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #5 ( 33min) Play – Dr. Miravalle gives a quick survey of the Biblical references to Mary especially in the first few Chapters of the Gospel of Luke.  He covers:
– Why are there so few verses regarding Mary
– – Number of verses second only to Jesus
– Annunciation Lk 1:36 – Be it done to me according to your will.
– – Mary is more than just an incubator of Jesus, but a Mother.
– – Coredemption with Jesus, proactive in giving Him His body by which He saves us.
– Visitation of Mary to St Elizabeth Lk 1:39
– – Mediatrix – Sanctifies John the Baptist in the womb
– – Magnificat – all generations will call me blessed
– Nativity Lk 2:7
– – Significance of Jesus in her womb for 9 months
– Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
– – Prophecy of Simeon – Mary’s heart being wounded and the hearts of nations being revealed.
– Finding of Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem
– – Mary contemplates the future death of Jesus.

Ave Maria!

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
-the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
-Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Where is Our Focus

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel for today, and tells us the Jews came to find Jesus not because they believed in Him and were open to His teaching, but because they believed in bread, and had their focus on themselves. Where is our focus?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Obedience is Essential

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Homily #150416n ( 05min) Play – Father tells us that we were redeemed by the obedience of Jesus to God the Father, and that our obedience to God’s will is essential for us to to experience that redemption. We must deny ourselves daily, let go of what we want, and make an act of the will to trust that what God wants for us is the best we could possibly hope for.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:27-33
Resp: psa 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: joh 3:31-36

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Apr 15 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: God First Loves Us

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Homily #150415n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel, and tells us that God loves us before we love Him. It is only fitting then that we return this love first by believing in Jesus, the God-Man, and living that belief out. For if we don’t live out our faith, do we really believe? Let us turn towards the light of Christ, and allow Him to dispel the darkness of sin in our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:17-26
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 3:16-21

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Video – #4 – Prefigurements of Mary in OT – Mariology for Everyone

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #4 ( 26min) Play – Dr. Miravalle gives several examples of great women in the Old Testament who are prefigurements of Mary, being like her in some aspect. These include:

– Bathsheba the Queen Mother of King Solomon prefiguring Mary as Queen Mother of Jesus Our King who intercedes with Him.

– Sarah who miraculously gives birth to Isaac, the father of Israel, the people of God.

– Rebecca who clothed the arms of Jacob to be acceptable to God, so Mary does for us.

– Rachael who is mother of Joseph in the Old Testament

– Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron who Mediates and saves the infant Moses and Mary mediates the one Mediator to us.

– Deborah and Judith who saves the people of God from their opponents.

– Queen Esther who saves the Jews, Mary is Co-redeemer with Jesus.

– Mother of Maccabees – seven of her sons die rather than violate the law of Moses. Dr. Miravalle relates this to the early martyrs of the Church the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady.

Ave Maria!

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This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
-the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
-Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Audio (MP3)

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Apr 10 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Greatest Love and Purity

Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Homily #150410n ( 05min) Play – Father relates the commentary from Cornelius a Lapide on today’s gospel, telling us why St. John was the first to recognize Our Lord when he called from the shore.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:1-12
Resp: psa 118:1-2, 4, 22-24, 25-27
Gsp: joh 21:1-14

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Apr 08 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: On the Road to Emmaus

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Homily #150408n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on today’s Gospel reading.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:1-10
Resp: psa 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: luk 24:13-35

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