Homily for the Triumph of the Holy Cross, 2014

“When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to myself.” Our Lord indeed, by His example of love, draws forth from us meaning and purpose in … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The two-fold commandment: love of God and love of neighbor, opens up a new Christian perspective on morality. Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are told to ‘count our blessings’. How many of us count our crosses? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks each of us this urgent question today. What are the stakes involved in answering? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Can Traditional Religion Survive?

Journalist Rod Dreher links to a sobering article about a looming crisis is Jewish Orthodoxy. Read it here. One of the problems is that the authority of rabbis isn’t being … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

How does this Sunday’s gospel, from the eighteenth Chapter of Matthew, help to illuminate the different aspects of faith? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When Peter’s faith falters, Jesus rescues Him from drowning. Undoubtedly, this is a sign of Christ’s loving presence to us in whatever difficulties we find. Yet, there is a deeper … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration

“Rise, and do not be afraid,” Jesus tells His disciples after they witness Him transfigured in glory. Until the full unveiling of the Paschal Mystery, manifestations of the divine dramatically … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When the crowds follow Jesus into the wilderness, they manifest a hunger for more than bread. And His miraculous multiplication of the loaves gives us an important teaching on the … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Monastery Church

Church buildings are meant to be places of ‘epiphany’, the revelation of God’s nearness and love for us. How does church architecture contribute to this epiphany? Podcast: Play in new … Continue Reading →