YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2)

The Epiphany experience reveals to us that God exists and God seeks us actively to draw us into union with Him. In today’s celebration we rejoice that

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YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (7) HOMILY THEME: THE HUMAN FAMILY

Christ could have as well followed suit. Why then did he come to us through a human family, the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph; the Solemnity we

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH (1)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH HOMILY THEME:  FAMILY LIFE BY: Christ in the Desert Monastery   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Jesus, Mary and Joseph are the Holy Family. Family life, in general and under the best circumstances, is a challenge to understand, even for those members living within the family. This Holy Family received messages from the Angel, experienced a virgin birth, left home and traveled to Egypt (and returned), responded to dreams, and was the custodian of the living…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (1)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: PURITY OF HEART BY: Abbot Emeritus Philip Lawrence HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Today’s readings afford us the opportunity to focus on our individual wills in relation to the Advent of Our Lord and Savior. John Cassian, an early Church father, wrote in his First Conference that the purpose of a monk’s profession (indeed, all Christians’ professions) is to seek the kingdom of God. In order to reach the kingdom of God, or the kingdom of heaven, we…

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