Homily: For All Eternity (10:45am)

Homily: For All Eternity (10:45am)
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Just imagine. From all eternity, God knew you. From all eternity, God wanted to create you. And from all eternity, God loved you. You. Specifically you. You were not simply an act of chance, or of luck, but very much an intended creation by God. God loved you, created you, with all of your best qualities implanted in you, his will known for you. You are so unbelievably special, unique, and loved. And in the face of this overwhelming love of God, how is it, then, that you could want anything other than to do his will?

Readings for Today

Homily given at Ascension Parish, Chesterfield, Missouri, on February 24, 2019.

Homily: For All Eternity (9:15am)

Homily: For All Eternity (9:15am)
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Just imagine. From all eternity, God knew you. From all eternity, God wanted to create you. And from all eternity, God loved you. You. Specifically you. You were not simply an act of chance, or of luck, but very much an intended creation by God. God loved you, created you, with all of your best qualities implanted in you, his will known for you. You are so unbelievably special, unique, and loved. And in the face of this overwhelming love of God, how is it, then, that you could want anything other than to do his will?

Readings for Today

Homily given at Ascension Parish, Chesterfield, Missouri, on February 24, 2019.

Homily: What a Mess (9:30am)

Just a quick look around the world shows there is a lot wrong. Violence. Abuse. Greed. Poverty. Crime. What a mess. How is a Christian supposed to make sense of all this? For some, it is to write angry posts on Twitter or Facebook. For others, it is to become immersed in politics. For still others, it is to throw their hands up and say there is nothing they can do. But today’s gospel gives us a better roadmap. What does Jesus say? “Bring glad tidings to the poor.” “Proclaim liberty to captives.” “Recovery of sight to the blind.” “Let the oppressed go free.” “Proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” We should do the same.

Readings for Today

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann parish, St. Charles, Missouri, on January 27, 2019.

Homily: What a mess (9:30am)

Homily: What a mess (9:30am)
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Just a quick look around the world shows there is a lot wrong. Violence. Abuse. Greed. Poverty. Crime. What a mess. How is a Christian supposed to make sense of all this? For some, it is to write angry posts on Twitter or Facebook. For others, it is to become immersed in politics. For still others, it is to throw their hands up and say there is nothing they can do. But today’s gospel gives us a better roadmap. What does Jesus say? “Bring glad tidings to the poor.” “Proclaim liberty to captives.” “Recovery of sight to the blind.” “Let the oppressed go free.” “Proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” We should do the same.

Readings for Today

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann parish, St. Charles, Missouri, on January 27, 2019.

Homily: What a Mess

Just a quick look around the world shows there is a lot wrong. Violence. Abuse. Greed. Poverty. Crime. What a mess. How is a Christian supposed to make sense of all this? For some, it is to write angry posts on Twitter or Facebook. For others, it is to become immersed in politics. For still others, it is to throw their hands up and say there is nothing they can do. But today’s gospel gives us a better roadmap. What does Jesus say? “Bring glad tidings to the poor.” “Proclaim liberty to captives.” “Recovery of sight to the blind.” “Let the oppressed go free.” “Proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” We should do the same.

Readings for Today

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann parish, St. Charles, Missouri, on January 27, 2019.

Homily: What a mess

Homily: What a mess
DePorres Pages Podcasts

 
 
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Just a quick look around the world shows there is a lot wrong. Violence. Abuse. Greed. Poverty. Crime. What a mess. How is a Christian supposed to make sense of all this? For some, it is to write angry posts on Twitter or Facebook. For others, it is to become immersed in politics. For still others, it is to throw their hands up and say there is nothing they can do. But today’s gospel gives us a better roadmap. What does Jesus say? “Bring glad tidings to the poor.” “Proclaim liberty to captives.” “Recovery of sight to the blind.” “Let the oppressed go free.” “Proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” We should do the same.

Readings for Today

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann parish, St. Charles, Missouri, on January 27, 2019.

A Dominican Season

Readings for Today

At the risk of irritating other religious orders, I think Advent is really a Dominican season. The readings today remind us of the spiritual cycle of a preacher. First, there is the attention to the presence of God in contemplation. We do not control what happens in contemplation, God does. I think this is why it is sometimes difficult. What do we do next? With whatever fruits God wishes to give us, we share those with others in our sacred preaching. Have a holy Advent.

Homily given at Saint Dominic Priory, Saint Louis, Missouri, on December 15, 2018.

A Dominican Season

A Dominican Season
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Readings for Today

At the risk of irritating other religious orders, I think Advent is really a Dominican season. The readings today remind us of the spiritual cycle of a preacher. First, there is the attention to the presence of God in contemplation. We do not control what happens in contemplation, God does. I think this is why it is sometimes difficult. What do we do next? With whatever fruits God wishes to give us, we share those with others in our sacred preaching. Have a holy Advent.

Homily given at Saint Dominic Priory, Saint Louis, Missouri, on December 15, 2018.

The Domincan Moment: December 1, 2017

The DePorres Pages features short prayers from the tradition of Saint Dominic in this new series known as The Dominican Moment. These are short pieces for meditation and prayer. They are either quotes from Dominican saints, (Saint Dominic actually wrote little), or by those inspired by him. At the end of each clip, there are reflection questions to pray about and reflect on during the day.

Today, Aquinas provides the reason why some things of revelation can only be known because God tells us.

 

The Dominican Moment: November 28, 2017

The DePorres Pages features short prayers from the tradition of Saint Dominic in this new series known as The Dominican Moment. These are short pieces for meditation and prayer. They are either quotes from Dominican saints, (Saint Dominic actually wrote little), or by those inspired by him. At the end of each clip, there are reflection questions to pray about and reflect on during the day.
Today, Saint Thomas Aquinas speaks about the place and value of the Bible.