Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King 2023

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King 2023

Recently I listened to an interview with Richard Flannagan, the celebrated Australian novelist from Tasmania. In the interview, Richard told of his encounter with a Japanese man who was a medical...

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

The context of today’s Gospel story is that of Roman overlordship of Palestine; it was a Roman colony. The Jews of Jesus’ time hated this. The Romans levied a tax on Palestine, which was set at a...

Homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

Homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

‘Peter said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew...

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Funeral of Br Peter | Visitation | Formator's Meeting | Dom Steele's Visit to Canada & USA | Visit of Pope Tawadros II | Fr Michael's New Books | Funeral Homily for Br Peter Browne

Homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption 2023

Homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption 2023

Today’s Gospel follows immediately on the story of The Annunciation to Mary that she is to ‘conceive and bear a son, whom she is to name Jesus, and who will be great and will be called Son of the...

Homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

Homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

'Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself...

Br Peter Browne Passed Away Peacefully

Br Peter Browne Passed Away Peacefully

Br Peter Browne (1946-2023) passed away peacefully on 8th June 2023. His funeral Mass was on Saturday 17th June 2023 at 2.00pm. >> Homily for the Funeral of Br Peter Browne 12...

Homily for the Funeral of Br Peter Browne

Homily for the Funeral of Br Peter Browne

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.” (Luke 12:22-23...

Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2023

Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2023

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. These days, I think, we don’t know what to make of this feast, which comes to us more as a doctrine we don’t understand and which we then...

Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2023

Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2023

This morning’s Gospel begins: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15) It ends with something similar: “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me.” (John...

Homily for 2nd Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2023

Homily for 2nd Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2023

In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus is left feeling abandoned (Mark 15:34): of his disciples, one betrayed him, another denied him, and the rest ran away, and he left feeling all alone. (C.f.: John 16:32) Now...

Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2023

Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2023

In tonight’s Gospel we are told of two types of Resurrection experiences: one of angels, and one of the Risen Lord himself; with the one being basically a repeat of the other. What are we to make of...

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