St. Vincent de Paul

Homily for the Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul If there ever was a saint who embodied this Gospel passage today from Matthew, it was St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent understood the compassion and mercy that the Lord expresses in this experience with the crowds. Throughout his ministry as a priest, Vincent’s heart wasContinue reading “St. Vincent de Paul”

The Faith of a Child

Homily for Saturday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last several days now, there has been a consistent theme, a common thread in our Gospel readings about embracing this childlike nature in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It has been there almost every day this week. As I was prayingContinue reading “The Faith of a Child”

Angels Go Before Us

Homily for the Memorial of the Guardian Angels Our faith teaches us that there is a spiritual realm that surrounds each of us, a reality where the forces of Good and Evil are constantly battling to win over souls. It is the angels who fight to lead souls closer to God and demons who struggleContinue reading “Angels Go Before Us”

Embrace the Little Way

Homily for the Memorial of St. Therese of Lisieux It has often been said that holy vocations come out of holy families. That certainly was the case with the family of St. Therese of Lisieux. St. Therese was 1 of 9 children born into an extremely Catholic family. Her parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, soughtContinue reading “Embrace the Little Way”

Disciples of Mercy: Humility

Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Over the last couple of weeks now, we have been reflecting on what it means to be Disciples of Mercy. To be a Disciple of Mercy, we have to recognize that 1) we have been forgiven by God and are now called to bring thatContinue reading “Disciples of Mercy: Humility”