Visit the Imprisoned – 6th Corporal Work of Mercy – Sep 23 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on Sep 23, 2022, on the 6th corporal work of mercy visit those in prison.

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

The way things are going, this is likely to mean visiting fellow Christians who are put in jail just for being Christian

Walter Joseph Ciszek, S.J. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Ciszek

Corrie ten Boom "The Hiding Place" Christians in the Netherlands were persecuted by Nazis and tempted to hate them. Faugt this with love. Love of her enemies became the hiding place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hiding_Place_(biography)

Tolstoy - Progress is not made by the persecutor but by the persecuted, only good meeting evil and not being infected by it

4 True weapons: prayer, truth, forgiveness, love, God's get-out-jail card

God is in control of everything, where even a great misfortune will bring out the greater good

St. Louis de Montfort, All devout will suffer persecution, To do so with joy need devotion to Mary, who is the very sweetness of the cross, similar to St Pio

St. Paulus of Nola, We need to be found worthy of being ground down and crushed as Christians, so long as Christ is not killed within us

Romans 8: 29 God allows us to be mistreated to be more conformed to Christ - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/romans/8?29

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. Pio of Pietrelcina (Mt 11) - Feast
Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=2218
1st: jer 7:22-23
Resp: psa 15:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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