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HOMILY YEARS ABC The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24; Heb 2:10-18; Lk 2:22-24) ****************************************************** Lucie Leduc, director of the Star of the North retreat Centre, recalls with some emotion that she was held at length, and in that sense, blessed by her widowed aunt who was entering religious life as […]

Faith-Calvary

HOMILY WEEK 04 03 – Year I Cavalry in Slow Motion: (Heb 12:4-15; Ps 103; Mk 6:1-6) *************************************** Archbishop Emeritus Adam Exner OMI speaks about martyrdom for us as “Calvary in slow motion.” We probably won’t be physically martyred, but are still called to die to ourselves day by day. The readings today invite us […]

The Beatitudes

HOMILY SUNDAY 4 – YEAR A Prophetic Humble Gratitude (Zephaniah 2:3, 12-13; Ps 146; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12) ******************************************************** Noted speaker and spiritual writer Richard Rohr OFM began a retreat to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Saskatoon years ago with the words, “You are who you are who you are – what are […]

HOMILY WEEK 03 06 – Year I With Jesus in Our Boats: Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas (Heb 11:1-19; Lk 1; Mk 4:35-41) ********************************** The readings today challenge us with the question of how strong is our faith? We are subsequently invited to pray for a faith like that of Abraham, famously known as our […]

St Paul the Apostle

FEAST of the CONVERSION of ST PAUL the APOSTLE (Acts 22:3-16; Psalm 117; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 16:15-18) ********************************************************** Pope Benedict XVI declared June 2008 to June 2009 the Year of St. Paul. In doing so he stated this special year presented us with an opportunity to learn more about the man, Paul of Tarsus, […]

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