5th Corporal Work of Mercy – Sep 21 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Sep 21, 2022, on the 5th corporal work of mercy, visiting the sick.

Corporal works of mercy - Mat 25: 31-46 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/25?31

Matt 25: 34-36 For I was sick and you visited me - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/25?34

not necessarily to heal but just to give them comfort, show that you care, and so does God

CCC 1500-1501 - Illness helps infirmed people to focus on God and not on themselves - http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c2a5.htm#1500

CCC 1508 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c2a5.htm#1508

Devil attacked Jesus with temptation at times of suffering

matt 4: 11 - angels came to attend - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/4?11

Luke 22: 43 - Agony in the Garden then angel comfort  Jesus - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/22?43

We are the angel that Jesus wants to send to bring relief to someone's suffering

St. Andre Bessette - Talk to them and help them and pray for them that they can offer up their surfing and be prepared in case of death

Mentally or emotionally sick also need attention

CCC 1502 - Sickness can be purifying for some souls, reorientate us to God

CCC 1503 - Jesus is the true source of healing

CCC 1505 Jesus makes our sufferings his own - http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c2a5.htm#1505

Isa 53: 4 - it was our pain that he bore, our sufferings he endured. - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/isaiah/53?4

St Andre - illness can help us do reparation for sins

St Elizabeth Ann Seton -

St Ambrose -  greater graces when sick

Visiting nursing homes - Need to prioritize visiting the sick, put people over "getting things done"

Spiritual aspect, the sacrament of anointing

James 5: 14 - Any sick? Summon a priest for anointing -  https://bible.usccb.org/bible/james/5?14

CCC 1520 - Give courage to deal with frailty of age - http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c2a5.htm#1520

Help people to get the anointing of the sick

Help people to see the good side of suffering and

John of Avila's call to suffer in sickness is a great calling greater than doing mere work.

Claude La Colombière - Sickness can help us to be detached from things of this world and see the value of the cross of Christ

Mary pray for us!

Ave Maria!

Playlist, Works of Mercy, by Fr. Terrance on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1AVkZz-w8g&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wQxZdmm4kZudGz2tzbteGs

Mass: St. Matthew the Evangelist - Feast
Readings:  - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/092122.cfm
1st: eph 4:1-7, 11-13
Resp: psa 19:2-5
Gsp: mat 9:9-13

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1159

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