A Glimpse of His Glory

Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord The Feast of the Transfiguration, which we celebrate today, reminds us of one of the most important moments in the life of Christ. In the Gospel that we have just heard, Jesus invites his most intimate inner circle – Peter, James, and John – toContinue reading “A Glimpse of His Glory”

Persevere in Discipleship

Homily for Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time In our first reading this morning, Nahum prophesies the fall of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire, one of the most ruthless empires in the history of humanity. They would often behead many of the people in the cities they conquered and, whoever wasContinue reading “Persevere in Discipleship”

Spiritual Retirement Plan

Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time During my last couple of years of college, as I was preparing for graduation and getting ready to enter the workforce, I remember having multiple conversations with my parents about setting myself up for success for retirement. My parents were trying to drive home the message ofContinue reading “Spiritual Retirement Plan”

Intimate Encounters with Jesus

Homily for the Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne This morning, we celebrate the Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of our Blessed Mother and the grandparents of Jesus. In a special way today, we want to remember in prayer all of our grandparents, living and deceased. So to all of our grandparents,Continue reading “Intimate Encounters with Jesus”

Something Greater

Homily for the Memorial of St. Bonaventure In our Gospel today, Jesus calls out the Pharisees and the Scribes for being so limited in their perspective on matters of the faith that it blinds them to the reality of what is happening right before their eyes. We have seen this time and again throughout ScriptureContinue reading “Something Greater”

Desire of our Hearts

Homily for the Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha I found this first reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah to be really beautiful because it speaks to the reality of our souls. As Catholics, we hear this so often, but it something that is so important for us that it bears repeating time andContinue reading “Desire of our Hearts”