Sermon for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost 2019


Dearly Beloved,


Today we mark the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. The Gospel is taken from the Sermon on the Mount, and
the epistle from the Romans, and both speak of the fruits of good and evil lives. If we use the imagery of a tree
as Christ does, each [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

Dearly Beloved,


Today we mark the sixth Sunday after Pentecost, and, as is the case with so many of the summer
Sundays, while the Epistle and Gospel are worthy of meditation, the Collect is a perfect example
of Roman brevity and poetry: “O God of [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

My Beloved,

as the Sunday cycle of Masses unfolds during this time after Pentecost the liturgy tends consistently toward one object: the deepening of our union of souls with Jesus Christ. There is, however, an indispensable prerequisite for this union [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

Dominus illuminatio mea. . . The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life, of what, then, should I be afraid?


With these opening words of this Sunday’s introit the Church puts on our lips a profound [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

Dearly Beloved, 

Today we mark the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, formerly the Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart.  The Gospel clearly relates to the feast which the Church celebrated two days ago, for Our Lord’s parables tell us of His [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Feast Of Corpus Christi 2019

Sermon for the Feast Of Corpus Christi 2019

 

Dearly Beloved, 

In the sequence for today’s Mass, St. Thomas Aquinas writes,

Quantum potes, tantum aude:

Quia major omni laude,

Nec laudáre súfficis.

Colloquially translated: As much as you can, dare to praise; but even if all praise were given, [ ... ]

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