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...

Homily for Holy Thursday 2023

Homily for Holy Thursday 2023

“Having loved those who were his own in the world, he loved them to the end.” (John 13:1) Later, after this meal, in his Farewell Discourse, Jesus will say to his disciples, “Greater love has no one...

Autumn 2023 Newsletter

Autumn 2023 Newsletter

Abbot General's Visit | Filiation | Roscrea | Kurisumala | Kopua | Phare/Tobetsu | Community Retreat | Water, Water Everywhere | Homily for Ash Wednesday 2023

Homily for the Solemnity of the Annunciation 2023

Homily for the Solemnity of the Annunciation 2023

Today’s Gospel reading about the Annunciation to Mary of Jesus’ birth comes to us out of the Jewish tradition, which is our heritage, and that is how it is meant to be read. For it contains strong...

Homily for the Solemnity of St Joseph 2023

Homily for the Solemnity of St Joseph 2023

“But they did not understand what he meant.” (Luke 2:50) These words, said of Mary and Joseph at the end of today’s Gospel, stem from the short exchange between Jesus and his mother: Mary had...

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2023

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2023

Two Sundays ago, Jesus said to us, “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20) What drove Jesus in his preaching...

Homily for 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

Homily for 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

“You are the Light of the world.” The ‘you’ here, as it is in ‘You are the Salt of the earth,’ is very particular: Jesus is speaking to his hearers, to you and me and all his disciples, calling us to...

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2022

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2022

At the end of Luke’s Gospel we have an account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the City of David: he comes riding on a donkey, and as he rides along, people spread out cloaks across the road and cry...

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2022 Newsletter

General Chapter 2022 | Q&A with the Abbot General | Photos from the General Chapter | Visit of Christopher Lamb | Honorary Doctorate | Diamond Jubilee of Profession | Plenary Council | First...

First Profession of Br Moses and Br Piotr

First Profession of Br Moses and Br Piotr

Exhortation for the First Profession of Br Moses and Br Piotr on 17 October 2022 by Dom Steele Hartmann Moses and Piotr, you have come here seeking to be received into our community. In order to...

A Vision for Renewal: The Social Teaching of Pope Francis

A Vision for Renewal: The Social Teaching of Pope Francis

  "The most important sign for the Church in this time of turbulent change is Pope Francis himself, writes Michael Casey OCSO. Francis is a sign not only through his personal...

Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 2022

Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 2022

‘Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1) Jesus’ answer was an answer given to his disciples. In those...

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