Servants of Mary – Feb 17 – Homily – Fr John Lawrence

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Fr John Lawrence gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on Feb 17, 2023, and comments on today's  Gospel God is in charge and has a plan, but we do not know what it is. We must trust in Him despite our lack of understanding and remember that sin, disobeying God's will, is our only fear. Toward this, we should learn to discipline our will through penance and self-abnegation. He then describes the founding of the Servite order, which is commemorated today, describing how they practiced the message of the gospel in an extraordinary way, similar to St Francis, and they were devoted to Mary and thus called themselves the Servants of Mary.

Ave Maria!

Mass: 7 Founders of Servite Order - Opt Mem
Readings: Friday 6th Week of Ordinary Time -
1st: gen 11:1-9
Resp: psa 33:10-15
Gsp: mar 8:34-9:1

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