“Would that I could persuade all men to be devout to this glorious saint, for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God.” -St. Teresa of Avila
The following is a homily delivered by a college chaplain on March 2, 2020. The homily is based on the Gospel reading of Tuesday of the First Week of Lent, MT 6:7-15. In this passage, Jesus gives us the “Our Father” and admonishes babbling in prayer like the pagans do.
Last year, George Weigel’s Wall Street Journal article, “The Easter Effect,” provided an instructive glimpse of the first Christians’ response to encounters with Jesus in His glorified, resurrected body.
In 1979, a large crowd gathered around the church of St. Agnes in New York to hear the wisdom of Fulton Sheen in the last Good Friday homily that he preached.
Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another (Mark 9:49-50).
According to NASA, our inner solar system is full of dust and debris that can tell us new and interesting things about the formation of planets and our solar system.
Lent is supposed to be a season of a successful journey through the desert of penance to a new land and a new, deeper intimacy with God. But often, we find ourselves falling back on the same old pathways.