Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus – Jan 03 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Jan 03, 2023, on how names are important. This is supremely so when considering the name of Jesus, Savior of Men. St. Bernardine of Siena, a Franciscan priest, spread the devotion to His name.


Names are important, Shakespeare

CCC 2158 - God calls us all by name - http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c1a2.htm#2158

Colossians 1: 15 - Christ is the image, icon o of the invisible God. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/colossians/1?15

Names are an image of the person

Our Father: ... hollowed (holy) be thy name ...

2nd Commandment: do not take the Lord's name in vane

John 10: 3 Call his own sheep and leads them out - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/john/10?3

We are all important, and thus are our names

CCC 203 - Name expresses the identity and purpose of a person in life. - http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s2c1p1.htm#203

Names turn strangers and numbers into persons

We will be given a new name in heaven - Revelations 2:17 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/revelation/2?17

Invoking the names of saints makes them present, Litany of the saints in exorcisms

We need to use God's name to make our relationship personal

Matthew 1: 21 Name of Jesus and its meaning - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/1?21

also https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/2?21

Acts 4: 12 There is no other name  https://bible.usccb.org/bible/acts/4?12

St Bernardine popularized the devotion of the IHS Jesus Savior of  Men


John 16: 23 anything you ask will be given https://bible.usccb.org/bible/john/16?23

Every knee shall bend at the name of Jesus  Phil 2: 9-11 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/philippians/2?9

Colossian 3: 17 - whatever you do, do it in the name of Jesus - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/colossians/3?17

These signs will be done in my name Mark 16 17-18 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/mark/16?17

St Bernard of Clairvaux - His name is food, light, and medicine

CCC 2666 - Name of Jesus contains all, contains the Son of God - http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p4s1c2a2.htm#2666

Rom 10: 13 - “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/romans/10?13

Ave Maria!

Mass: Holy Name of Jesus - Mem
Readings:  - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010323.cfm
1st: phi 2:5-11
Resp: psa 113:1-8
Gsp: mat 1:18-23

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=588

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