God is Present

Homily for the Memorial of St. Francis Xavier Throughout this first week of Advent, we have been reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, hearing of the promises that the Lord would bring His people out of misery, suffering, and darkness. The Lord assured His people that He would bring about their liberation andContinue reading “God is Present”

Faith of the Centurion

Homily for Monday of the 1st Week of Advent Our first reading this morning from the Prophet Isaiah really sums up what we are looking forward to during this Advent season. In this particular passage, God is speaking through the prophet about the promises that He has made to His people. It’s a message thatContinue reading “Faith of the Centurion”

Watchful. Hopeful.

Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent Throughout history, there have been countless times when people have said that the end of the world would happen. Despite these various predictions, all of us are still here. The world has not ended and Jesus has not yet returned. While many of these predictions have seemed likeContinue reading “Watchful. Hopeful.”

Is Jesus Our Foundation?

Homily for the Memorial of St. Francis Xavier I really truly believe that today’s Gospel is a perfect one to reflect on at the beginning of the Advent season. It challenges us with the question: what (or rather, who) is at the foundation of our faith? Is Jesus the rock whom we have built ourContinue reading “Is Jesus Our Foundation?”