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Sep 16 - Homily: The Vocation to Sacrifice

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Our Lord shows His compassion for His people in today's Gospel by driving out demons and ordering His followers to implore God for more ministers to labor in the harvest -- that is, in the care of souls.  Fr. Maximilian notes the divinity of Christ as shown by his power over evil spirits, and then reflects on how necessary are vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  This is a difficult calling, entailing great self-sacrifice.  Today's martyrs, Cornelius and Cyprian, martyrs of the early Church, show us how to answer this call of Christ in a radical way, even to the point of giving up their lives.  Let us imitate their spirit of sacrifice, and pray for more faithful souls who will do the same. Ave Maria! Mass: Sts Cornelius and Cyprian - Mem - Form: OF Readings: Tuesday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time 1st: 1co 12:12-14, 27-31 Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5 Gsp: luk 7:11-17 To Download Audio go to



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