Solemnity of the Portiuncula – Aug 02 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Aug 02, 2022, the Solemnity of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula, explains the importance of the Portiuncula Chapel as well as Our Lady and the angels to the Franciscan Order.


St Fran attached to it, but it sanctified him

LA is named after it.

Received a message to rebuild my church at the chapel, which was in ruins, so he started there

Mary was to be central to the Franciscan spirituality in the joint predestination of Christ and Mary

Mary was by nature beneath the angels but by grace above all angels

Acceptance of this was part of the test of Lucifer and his angels, which they failed, hardening them in

Angel Gabriel at the announcement, To joseph regarding Mary, and at Bethlehem

Also, a tradition that many angels always accompanied Mary, but especially on the trip to Egypt

He instructed all his fears to always hold onto the chapel

Franciscan called the Seraphic Order, the order of fiery angels

Francis asked Mary to ask her Son to give a plenary indulgence at the Portiuncula and received it

Now it is applied to all Franciscan Chaples on this day

Ave Maria!

Mass: Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula - Solemnity
1st: sir 24:1-4, 16, 22-24
Resp: psa 34:5, 7, 9-10, 18-19
2nd: gal 4:3-7
Gsp: luk 1:26-33

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