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Wednesday, October 1 - Homily: St. Therese

Wednesday, October 1 - Homily: St. Therese Watch

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Patroness of the Missions & Doctor of the Church. How did she do that?

Tuesday, September 30 - Homily: Loving our Worst Enemy

Tuesday, September 30 - Homily: Loving our Worst Enemy Watch

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Fr. Joachim and the need to love our enemies to act as Christians.

Jesus Christ is the Key to Understanding the Meaning of Human Freedom

Jesus Christ is the Key to Understanding the Meaning of Human Freedom

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, is for us a model of holiness (CCC, 459). In and through and with Christ, we begin to understand the real meaning ...

Thursday, September 25 - Homily: St Francis, Charity not Vanity

Thursday, September 25 - Homily: St Francis, Charity not Vanity Watch

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Fr. Joachim celebrates a votive Mass of St. Francis and contrasts his exemplary life to the vanities of the world as recounted in today's ...

Tuesday, September 23 - Homily: Extraordinary Phenomena of St. Pio

Tuesday, September 23 - Homily: Extraordinary Phenomena of St. Pio Watch

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St. Pio had almost every extraordinary phenomena we're aware of, from reading souls, bilocation, the stigmata, heavenly and demonic visions, ...

Monday, September 22  - Homily: Our Lady of Ransom

Monday, September 22 - Homily: Our Lady of Ransom Watch

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Fr. Elias celebrates a votive mass to Our Lady of Ransom. He preaches on the astonishing history of the Order of Mercedarians and exhorts us to ...

Thursday,  September 18 - Homily: Simple, Humble, and Absorbed in God

Thursday, September 18 - Homily: Simple, Humble, and Absorbed in God Watch

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St. Joseph of Cupertino was well known for often being lifted up in the air in ecstasy, but more importantly, his mind was detached from the ...

Wednesday, September 17 - Homily: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion

Wednesday, September 17 - Homily: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion Watch

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Fr. Joachim gives an account of how St. Francis received the Stigmata, the visible wounds of Christ Crucified imprinted on his flesh. He then ...

Monday, September 15 - Homily: Our Lady of Sorrows

Monday, September 15 - Homily: Our Lady of Sorrows Watch

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The Second Vatican Council contains a wonderful explanation of Our Lady's role in the redemption in #55-59 of the Dogmatic Constitution on the ...

Friday, September 12 - Homily: Name Day Wishes

Friday, September 12 - Homily: Name Day Wishes Watch

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Father Matthias comments on a short writing of St. Maximilian where the saint muses over what we can wish she who is "Full of Grace."

Thursday, September 11 - Homily: Abortion: Abominable Crime

Thursday, September 11 - Homily: Abortion: Abominable Crime Watch

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In this Mass, we pray "For Our Oppressors," in particular for those who continue to oppress the unborn by means of legalized abortion.

Wednesday, September 10 - Homily: Blessed are you when...

Wednesday, September 10 - Homily: Blessed are you when... Watch

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Today's Gospel is the Beatitudes and Fr. Joachim explains that we must put Christ first and regardless of the short term difficulties it will ...

Tuesday, September 9 - Homily: St. Peter Claver, Slave of Slaves

Tuesday, September 9 - Homily: St. Peter Claver, Slave of Slaves Watch

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Fr. Elias on the life of St. Peter Claver and how he ministered to the slaves in South America, both their physical and spiritual needs.

Monday, September 8 - Homily: First Profession and Renewals

Monday, September 8 - Homily: First Profession and Renewals Watch

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Today on the feast of the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary we have our annual professions where our novices make first profession and those in ...

Healing our Fractured Freedom

Healing our Fractured Freedom Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

One of the truths of life is that what we choose determines who we become. Choosing not only has consequences outside of us, it changes us. The ...

Friday, September 5 - Homily: Bl. Mother Theresa and the Miraculous Medal

Friday, September 5 - Homily: Bl. Mother Theresa and the Miraculous Medal Watch

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As we celebrate the memorial of her passing, we look to Blessed Mother Theresa's example of always seeing Christ in the poor and trying to ...

Thursday, September 4 - Homily: St Rose of Viterbo

Thursday, September 4 - Homily: St Rose of Viterbo Watch

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St. Rose of Viterbo died at the age of 18. She was known to be holy all her life. At the age of 3 one of her aunts died and she went up to the ...

Wednesday, September 3 - Homily: St. Gregory - Shepherd of Shepherds

Wednesday, September 3 - Homily: St. Gregory - Shepherd of Shepherds Watch

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Fr. Elias preaches on the life of St Gregory the Great and how he was the shepherd of shepherds, providing much guidance for all future shepherds ...

Monday, September 1 - Homily: All Hell Breaks Loose

Monday, September 1 - Homily: All Hell Breaks Loose Watch

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Something which is not seen in the Old Testament but only in the New, is the casting out of demons. Behold the Cross of the Lord.

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

'But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.' The reality of our frail human nature is that ...

Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience

Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience Watch

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Fr. Joachim on the life of St Monica that was so focused on the conversion of her pagan family including her son Augustine. All of them converted ...

Tuesday, August 26 - Homily: The Rosary of the 7 Joys of Mary

Tuesday, August 26 - Homily: The Rosary of the 7 Joys of Mary Watch

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Father Matthias speaks of the history of the Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary, also called the Franciscan Crown, focusing on its origin and on ...

Monday, August 25 - Homily: Louis IX, King and Saint

Monday, August 25 - Homily: Louis IX, King and Saint Watch

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Fr. Elias on the life of St. Louis, King of France and patron saint of the Franciscan Third Order. He is a great example of how to combine ...

Jesus Really Is?

Jesus Really Is? Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The same question is asked of each one of us - WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? It is not just once - but continually. It is meant to inform the ...

Friday, August 22 - Homily: Singular Grace = Singular Glory

Friday, August 22 - Homily: Singular Grace = Singular Glory Watch

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To say Our Lady's glory in Heaven is unimaginable, is an understatement.

Wednesday, August 20 - Homily: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary

Wednesday, August 20 - Homily: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary Watch

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Fr. Elias on the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, his great zeal for the faith and how he promoted devotion to Mary and even preached a Crusade.

Tuesday, August 19 - Homily: Christ Became Poor to Make Us Rich

Tuesday, August 19 - Homily: Christ Became Poor to Make Us Rich Watch

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Father goes over the readings, psalm, and antiphons of today's liturgy, and shows how Jesus became poor for us, and by being united to Him, we ...

Monday,  August 18 - Homily: To Be Perfect...

Monday, August 18 - Homily: To Be Perfect... Watch

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Fr. Maximilian tells us that in order to observe all the commandments, those directed to our fellow men and those directed to God, we must be ...