YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE SON OF MAN IS COMING…..”Stand erect and lift up your heads, for your deliverance is drawing near”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE SON OF MAN IS COMING…..”Stand erect and lift up your heads, for your deliverance is drawing near” BY: Fr. Lluc TORCAL   HOMILY: Today, when reading the saint Gospel, can we afford not to ponder over the present moments, fuller every day with threats and blood shedding? «On the earth anguish of perplexed nations when they hear the roaring of the sea and its waves. People will faint with fear at the mere thought of what is…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 29TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL….”Even though you have many possessions, it is not that which gives you life”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 29TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL….”Even though you have many possessions, it is not that which gives you life” BY: Fr. Lluc TORCAL   HOMILY: Today, if we do not close our eyes and our ears, the Gospel will strike us through its clarity and directness: «Be on your guard and avoid every kind of greed, for even though you have many possessions, it is not that which gives you life» (Lk 12:15). Where does man’s  life come…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 28TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE MISSION OF THE SEVENTY- TWO….”The kingdom of God has drawn near to you”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 28TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE MISSION OF THE SEVENTY- TWO….”The kingdom of God has drawn near to you” BY: Fr. Lluc TORCAL   HOMILY: Today, in St. Luke’s feast —the Evangelist of Christ’s gentleness and meekness— the Church proclaims this Gospel where the main traits Christ’s apostles must have, are established. In the first place, the apostles have been directly called by the Lord, and mandated by him, to go out on his behalf: it is Jesus himself who calls whom He…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 26TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE WOULD BE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS….”Follow me”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 26TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE WOULD BE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS….”Follow me” BY: Fr. Lluc TORCAL   HOMILY: Today, the Gospel invites us to mull over the central point of our faith, in a clear and insistent way: the radical following of Jesus. «I will follow you wherever you go» (Lk 9:57). How easily can one suggest something that may completely change a person’s life!: «Follow me!» (Lk 9:59). Our Lord’s words admitting no excuses, delays, conditions or betrayals… Christian life demands this…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE MISSION OF THE TWELVE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE MISSION OF THE TWELVE BY: Fr. Lluc Torcal   HOMILY: Luke 6:12-19. Today, I would like to center our thoughts on the first words of this Gospel: «In those days, Jesus went out into the hills to pray, spending the whole night in prayer with God» (Lk 6:12). Introductions as this one may go unnoticed in our daily reading of the Gospel, while —in fact— they are of the maximum importance. Today, Jesus, specifically and clearly tells…

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