Halfway Point of Advent

Homily for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent We are now at the halfway point of our Advent season. Christmas is only two weeks away. This weekend would be a good time for us to reflect on how the Lord has been moving and acting in our lives over the past couple of weeks.Continue reading “Halfway Point of Advent”

St. Nicholas

Homily for the Memorial of St. Nicholas As we have already heard in our opening prayer for this morning, today we celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas. On this day every year, I think about my favorite story of St. Nicholas. Growing up, Nicholas was a very devout young man who lived with his uncleContinue reading “St. Nicholas”

Greater than John the Baptist

Homily for Thursday of the Second Week of Advent There is a line in today’s Gospel that has really just had me thinking and reflecting. Jesus says this: “Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heavenContinue reading “Greater than John the Baptist”

Holy Friendship

Homily for the Memorial of St. Ambrose Over the last few days now, I’ve really been reflecting on this idea of friendship – but not just any type friendship, I’m talking about holy friendships. We all have those people in our lives who care so deeply for us that we almost become family to them.Continue reading “Holy Friendship”