Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent

The Father desires worship in Spirit and in Truth.  How do we carry this out? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

We all experience temptation.  How does our Lord’s resistance to temptation in the desert help us to understand the remedy to sin? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Lent

The Church presents us with the Transfiguration each year on the Second Sunday of Lent.  How does it help us to prepare for the rest of the season? Podcast: Play … Continue Reading →


Thou shalt not

“I never thought of walking on the grass until I saw a sign saying ‘Keep off the grass.’ Then I would stomp all over it.” –Saul Alinsky “Apart from the … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

How do Christians become ‘light of the world’? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

Christians are called to be holy.  This Sunday’s gospel clarifies how we are to understand that call. Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

This Sunday’s gospel begins with the brief notice that we cannot serve two masters.  Why has the church connected this short teaching to the beautiful and reassuring teaching that God … Continue Reading →


Homily for Ash Wednesday, 2014 (audio)

At the Easter Vigil, when the catechumens renounce evil, they join the church in spiritual warfare.  Can this imagery help us to understand better the nature of the Lenten fast? … Continue Reading →


Homily for Ash Wednesday (text)

Each evening, before Vespers, we monks line up in a pair of rows.  We call this formation ‘statio’.  The word has military significance.  Statio is the ready formation of the … Continue Reading →


Time and Beauty: Violin Phase

To receive the terrible gift of time: I am not what I was I am not yet what I shall be And yet when two or three (or even four) … Continue Reading →