Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints 2020

Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints 2020

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. These are those who took seriously what Jesus taught. Today’s Gospel begins Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It opens: ‘This is what he taught them: “...

In the Goodness of God: A Memoir by Dom Kevin

In the Goodness of God: A Memoir by Dom Kevin

Dom Kevin O’Farrell (1919-2006) was a Cistercian monk of lowly background, who became a leader of remarkable foresight. Having lived as an ordinary monk for twenty years, he was elected the first...

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2020 Newsletter

In this time of Pandemic  / Stay at home news  / Novices  / Dom Eugene Boylan  / Fr Nivard’s Logbook  / Fr Jeremiah O’Flynn  / From Roscrea to Beagle Bay/ Library Notes...

Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2020

Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2020

Tell me now, which of these two sons did the will of his father?” They answered him, “The first one.” Jesus said, “You’re right. For many sinners, tax collectors, and prostitutes are going into God’s...

Homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2020

Homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2020

“But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) Much is made of Peter’s answer: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:17), and of Jesus’ response to his profession of faith: “...

Homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2020

Homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2020

“The Kingdom of heaven may be compared to man who sowed good seed in his field.’ (Matthew 13:24) Last week we also heard of a man going out to sow. Then we heard that not all of the seed sown bears...

Poverty of Christ

Poverty of Christ

Life’s Questions: Who am I? What do I want? … to be? What’s it all about? What’s the point of it all? Why suffering? Why does it all have to be so hard? These are all hard questions. Most do not want...

Homily for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart (Year A) 2020

Homily for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart (Year A) 2020

“I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do.” (...

Homily for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Year A) 2020

Homily for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Year A) 2020

“If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will have no life in you.” (John 6:53) The people, to whom Jesus is speaking, are repulsed and say, “How can this man give us...

New Novice

New Novice

On the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Br Jason received the novice's habit. He will undergo two years of novitiate before professing his vows.

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2020

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2020

“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” says Jesus. (John 14:1) The early Church is portrayed as sitting in fear, huddled behind locked doors. (John 20:19) In a sense, this is our world today: we are...

Homily for Easter Vigil (Year A) 2020

Homily for Easter Vigil (Year A) 2020

“Do not be afraid. I know you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised up just as he said.” (Matthew 28:5-6) Easter this year feels more like that first Easter Day...

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