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Tuesday, November 25 - Homily: St Catherine, Martyr

Tuesday, November 25 - Homily: St Catherine, Martyr Watch

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Fr. Joachim on the extraordinary life of St Catherine of Alexandria who gave tremendous witness to the faith during the last of the persecutions ...

Monday, November 24 - Homily: Vietnamese Martyrs

Monday, November 24 - Homily: Vietnamese Martyrs Watch

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Fr. Alan on the story of the St. Andre Dung Lac and his 116 companions during the persecution of the Christians in Vietnam in the early 1800's.

Homily of Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on Christ the King

Homily of Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on Christ the King Watch

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By Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D

My dear friends, you and I must become convinced of the rightness of the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews that - we have here no lasting ...

Friday, November 21 - Homily: Mary is Greater than the Church

Friday, November 21 - Homily: Mary is Greater than the Church Watch

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If by "Church" we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She ...

Thursday, November 20 - Homily: Time of Visitation

Thursday, November 20 - Homily: Time of Visitation Watch

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Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD "because it did not recognize the time of its visitation", i.e., the visitation of the Savior, nor did it ...

Wednesday, November 19 - Homily: St Agnes, Poor Clare with many Coins

Wednesday, November 19 - Homily: St Agnes, Poor Clare with many Coins Watch

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Fr. Alan connects the Gospel parable of the gold coins with the story of St. Agnes' life who was the sister of St Clare, the founder of the Poor ...

Tueday, November 18 - Homily: Mission to the Lost

Tueday, November 18 - Homily: Mission to the Lost Watch

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The goal of the Church is to save those who would otherwise be lost, and we can see this in Our Lord's eating with Zacchaeus in today's Gospel. ...

Monday, November 17 - Homily: Unusually Happy Marriage

Monday, November 17 - Homily: Unusually Happy Marriage Watch

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary and her husband, Louis IV, had an unusually happy marriage because they were both saintly souls. Sanctity is the key to ...

Friday, November 14 - Homily: St. Nicholas and the Challenge of Truth

Friday, November 14 - Homily: St. Nicholas and the Challenge of Truth Watch

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Father Matthias comments on the account of the martyrdom of today's saints, Ss. Nicholas Tavelic and companions, who preached the Gospel to the ...

Thursday, November 13 - Homily: St. Cabrini and Culture of Life

Thursday, November 13 - Homily: St. Cabrini and Culture of Life Watch

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Fr. Alan on the life St. Frances Xavier Cabrini who was a missionary nun to the Americas only one hundred years ago. He focuses on her virginity ...

Wednesday, November 12 - Homily: Thankfulness

Wednesday, November 12 - Homily: Thankfulness Watch

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Ask God to be made aware of all the blessings He has given to us.

Tuesday, November 11 - Homily: He Did What He Was Obliged To Do

Tuesday, November 11 - Homily: He Did What He Was Obliged To Do Watch

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Father Maximilian applies the words of today's Gospel, "we have done what we were obliged to do" to St. Martin of Tours who was faithful to his ...

Monday, November 10 - Homily: Marriage and Mary Mediatrix

Monday, November 10 - Homily: Marriage and Mary Mediatrix Watch

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Fr. Elias preaches on the nature of marriage, motherhood and how Our Lady is the exemplar of Christian witness.

Friday, November 7 - Homily: St. Didacus, Holiness in Humility

Friday, November 7 - Homily: St. Didacus, Holiness in Humility Watch

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Fr. Elias on the life of St. Didacus, patron of all Franciscan Brothers and how holiness comes from being humble and having a small opinion of ...

Thursday, November 6 - Homily: Preparing for the Spiritual Life

Thursday, November 6 - Homily: Preparing for the Spiritual Life Watch

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Fr. Elias continues on thoughts about the spiritual life and how we must prepare ourselves to fight the good fight. This includes developing a ...

Wednesday, November 5 - Homily: How to Avoid Purgatory

Wednesday, November 5 - Homily: How to Avoid Purgatory Watch

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Avoid purgatory by not grumbling or complaining, by patiently bearing sufferings and trials of all kinds, by works of mercy & charity, prayer ...

Monday, November 3 - Homily: Purgatory

Monday, November 3 - Homily: Purgatory Watch

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We must be purified of any unhealthy attachment to creatures.

Friday, October 31 - Homily: Becoming Hallowed

Friday, October 31 - Homily: Becoming Hallowed Watch

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On All Hallows Eve, that is Halloween or the Eve of the Solemnity of All Saints Day, Fr. Alan points out all the pointers toward becoming saints ...

Thursday, October 30 - Homily: Mustard Seeds and Yeast

Thursday, October 30 - Homily: Mustard Seeds and Yeast Watch

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Fr. Joachim on the symbolism of yeast and mustard seeds as used in the Gospel by Our Lord to explain the gradual process by which the kingdom of ...

Wednesday, October 29 - Homily: Enter Through the Narrow Gate

Wednesday, October 29 - Homily: Enter Through the Narrow Gate Watch

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Strive to enter through the narrow gate as many are on the wide road to perdition.

Monday, October 27 - Homily: Humility in Truth

Monday, October 27 - Homily: Humility in Truth Watch

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Fr. Elias on the need for humility that must be based on the truth that we do all our accomplishments through the power of God. We need to ...

Friday, October 24 - Homily: The Great Sacrifice of Mass

Friday, October 24 - Homily: The Great Sacrifice of Mass

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Fr. Elias on the large number of Catholics who do not go to Church and how this is a result of people not appreciating the importance of Mass as ...

Thursday, October 23 - Homily: How to Die in Peace and Joy

Thursday, October 23 - Homily: How to Die in Peace and Joy Watch

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Fr. Ignatius explains that we must be ready for death at any moment by living a life of virtue, in imitation of the saints who looked forward to ...

Wednesday, October 22 - Homily: St. Peter of Alcantara, Penitent

Wednesday, October 22 - Homily: St. Peter of Alcantara, Penitent Watch

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Fr. Elias on the life of St. Peter of Alcantara, a Franciscan, who lived a life of extraordinary penance.  He contrasts this spirit ...

Tuesday, October 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace

Tuesday, October 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace Watch

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Fr. Joachim on the life of Bl. Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr during the French Revolution. She was condemned to death for the horrible ...

Monday, October 20 - Homily: From Death to Life

Monday, October 20 - Homily: From Death to Life Watch

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Through the riches of God's mercy, we have passed from death (mortal sin) to life (sanctifying grace).

Thursday,  October 16 - Homily: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Thursday, October 16 - Homily: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Watch

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May she teach us, and obtain for us the grace, to love the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we ought, as He deserves, and as He desires.

Wednesday, October 15 - Homily: St. Teresa of Avila

Wednesday, October 15 - Homily: St. Teresa of Avila Watch

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St. Teresa, Doctor of the Church, teaches us to pray and hope.