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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Tito: A View From the Mountain of Humility

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Homily #140706t ( 07min) Play – Listen here to a homily on humility by Fr. Tito.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 9:9-10
Resp: psa 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14
2nd: rom 8:9, 11-13
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Tito: Sts. Peter and Paul

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Homily #140629t ( 08min) Play – Listen as Fr. Tito gives a homily on today’s Solemnity, “Sts. Peter and Paul”.
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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Jul 16 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Mother Help Us!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Homily #140716n ( 04min) Play – On this Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Father Maximilian comments on the numerous aids to our salvation which Our Lady has acquired for us out of Her Maternal solicitude.  Let us gratefully take up the Rosary, wear the Brown Scapular, and gratefully incorporate all these helps towards our salvation that Mary, our Mother and Advocate, has given us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: isa 10:5-7, 13-16
Resp: psa 94:5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 14-15
Gsp: mat 11:25-27

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Jul 15 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Charity Comes First

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Homily #140715 ( 11min) Play – We should all do our best to use our God-given intelligence to understand the truths of Revelation, but love comes first.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bonaventure – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 8:2-7, 16-18
Resp: psa 16:5-5, 7-8, 9, 11
2nd: 1co 2:6-13
Gsp: mat 5:13-19

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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Mahan: I Will Refresh You

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Homily #140706j ( 08min) Play – Our life is about sharing in Jesus’ burden, the sweet yoke. This world cannot give you true happiness; only in trusting in the Lord and following Him will you find true love and happiness.

Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 9:9-10
Resp: psa 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14
2nd: rom 8:9, 11-13
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Mahan: Some Things Are Worth Standing Up For

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Homily #140629j ( 08min) Play – We are called to imitate the martyrs who gave their lives bravely, steadfastly, and courageously for God. We are to love God with our whole hearts, our whole selves, so that we may be worthy of our great calling in life.
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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Prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

olc[1]Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein that you are my Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O show me herein that you are my Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us that have recourse to thee. (3 times)

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.(3 times)

Jul 15 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Sixth Wing of the Seraph

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Homily #140715n ( 09min) Play – Today the Franciscans celebrate the Feast of St. Bonaventure, the Seraphic Doctor. To illumine today’s Gospel, Fr. Mattias quotes St. Bonaventure that the savor of the salt is contemplation and devotion. These the Seraphic Doctor calls the sixth and most important “Wing of the Seraph.” Father finishes by looking at more detail to St. Bonaventure’s teaching on this most important part of the spiritual life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bonaventure – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 8:2-7, 16-18
Resp: psa 16:5-5, 7-8, 9, 11
2nd: 1co 2:6-13
Gsp: mat 5:13-19

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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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Jul 14 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Baptism’s Necessity

Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Homily #140714 ( 13min) Play - On the memorial of St. Kateri, we consider the Church’s teaching on the necessity of baptism.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Mem – Form: OF
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Jul 14 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Homily #140714n ( 00min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on today’s readings, and ties them into the life of the Native American Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Mem – Form: OF
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Jul 13 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Listening, Reflecting, and Acting With Charity

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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Homily #140713 ( 10min) Play - Listening to the Word of God is just the first step. The next step is to reflect and put it into practice by bearing fruit, the greatest of which is charity.
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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Jul 12 – Homily – Fr Benedict: The Wings of the Seraphim: Isaiah 6:2

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Homily #140712 ( 13min) Play The blessed seraphim point us to the interior life of man, and serve as examples and intercessors in how we are to grow in the grace of God.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. John Jones and John Wall – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: isa 6:1-8
Resp: psa 93:1, 1-2, 5
Gsp: mat 10:24-33

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Jul 12 – Homily – Fr Matthias: SIN–A Bad Fashion

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Homily #140712n ( 05min) Play – Father comment on the only thing which can kill both soul and body, and shows by citing Popes and Saints that a True Devotion to Mary is completely incompatible with sin, big or small. Let us ask Our Lady today for a hatred of sin, all sin. Sin has always been fashionable, but it is a bad fashion, and one truly worth saying “I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. John Jones and John Wall – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: isa 6:1-8
Resp: psa 93:1, 1-2, 5
Gsp: mat 10:24-33

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This is My Blood…

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

Conduct yourselves reverently during your sojourn…Realize that you were delivered not by any diminishable sum of silver or gold, but by Christ’s Blood beyond all price: the Blood of a spotless unblemished Lamb.” (1 Pet 1:17b-19)

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And the Monastery of the Precious Blood notes that Jesus spoke dynamic words at the Last Supper: “This is My Blood of the new and eternal covenant which shall be shed for you and for many so that sins may be forgiven…”

Jesus Himself has told us that it is through His Blood that we are reconciled to His Father. The Church, realizing that Jesus meant what He said has always held devotion to the Precious Blood in high esteem. It is a devotion of life and joy! Can you imagine what our lives would be like if we know of no possible means of reconciliation with God when we have sinned.

That is why the Blood of Jesus is a cause of joy to the whole world…we are redeemed by His Blood! Because Jesus shed His own life-giving Blood for me on Calvary, I am saved, I can find peace with God.  At any moment of the day or night, I have the merits of this redeeming Blood at my disposal. It is so easy and meritorious to say: “Blood of Jesus, help me!”

When I give honor to His Blood, I am in fact honoring the Person of Our Lord. His Precious Blood is the pledge, the sign, the symbol of what He has done for me. Daily I can renew my personal acceptance of salvation by attending Mass and by receiving the Blood of Jesus in Communion. The world today is so much in need of hope and peace and joy…what better time to spread devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus…our Hope, our Peace, and all our Joy!

from the Monastery of the Precious Blood, Watertown, NY