Here’s my homily from this morning. Today we celebrate Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne — a saint close to my heart who did mission work near my hometown, St. Louis. She was a religious of the Sacred Heart and known to Native Americans as “the woman who prays all the time”.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Saint Peter Claver. He and his apostles would care for slaves as slave ships came into Colombia. He’s a great example of someone who saw a need and responded with the charity of Christ.
Yesterday morning I reflected on the writings of Saint Gregory. He discusses his worries that he is not a good leader for the Church. This seems strange coming from a man we call Saint Gregory the Great, but it reminds us we must count on the mercy of Jesus to supply what we lack.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Saint Bernardine of Siena. He reminds us that just saying the name of Jesus with reverence is an act of faith. That name is a powerful prayer.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Jesus urges us to persevere in the face of persecution and suffering. During the French Revolution, in the face of widespread anti-Church sentiment, St. Catherine Laboure was a great example of perseverance. We celebrate her Feast Day today and ask us to pray for us.
Here’s my homily from November 9, 2018. This “brick and mortar” feast day, the dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, does commemorate a church, but in a bigger way, it celebrates the Church — the mystical body of Christ.
Here is my homily for the Feast of Saint Pope John Paul II, October 22, 2018 “The Lord made us, we belong to Him.” – Saint Pope John Paul II on World Youth Day 1993. We reflect on life’s priorities and our place with the Lord and ask for Saint Pope John Paul II to pray for us.