Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2022

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2022

“The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.” (John 10:27) This morning’s Gospel puts before us the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd — curious since in this...

Honorary Doctorate to Fr Michael Casey ocso

Honorary Doctorate to Fr Michael Casey ocso

On 6 April 2022, the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo in Rome with the patronage of the Australian Embassy to the Holy See celebrated the solemn conferral of the Doctorate Honoris Causa in Theology...

Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2022

Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2022

St Luke’s account of the Resurrection begins where the Passion left off, with the women at the Tomb of Jesus. (Luke 23:55-56) They come back bringing spices to anoint the body of Jesus, a task held...

Homily for Holy Thursday 2022

Homily for Holy Thursday 2022

Tonight’s Gospel begins: ‘Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come — when he would pass from this world to the Father’ (John 13:1) This situates Jesus’ story within...

60th Anniversary of Monastic Profession

60th Anniversary of Monastic Profession

On the Solemnity of St Patrick, Fr David and Fr Michael renewed their vows as they celebrate their 60th anniversary of monastic profession.

Autumn 2022 Newsletter

Autumn 2022 Newsletter

Solemn Profession & Monastic Consecration | General Chapter | Annual Retreat | Synodality | Interculturality | Br Jonathan | Rainfall | Earthquake | Seasons | CREATED FOR COMMUNION - Homily

Homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent (Year C) 2022

Homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent (Year C) 2022

‘And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil.’ (Luke 4:1-2) As we begin our journey towards...

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2022

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2022

As we begin Lent, the Church in today’s Gospel recommends to us the three area traditionally associated with religious practice in Jesus’ day: Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting. The Gospel starts off...

Homily for the Solemn Profession and Monastic Consecration of Br Simon Wang ocso

Homily for the Solemn Profession and Monastic Consecration of Br Simon Wang ocso

‘When he is to be received, he comes before the whole community in the oratory and promises stability, fidelity to monastic life, and obedience … he states his promise in a document … and with his...

Homily for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 2022

Homily for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 2022

“Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Today’s liturgy puts before us two readings from Scripture. The first is from the prophet Nehemiah who tells us of the return of the Jews...

Homily for Christmas Morning Mass

Homily for Christmas Morning Mass

Someone wrote to me this Christmas pointing out that the Mystery of the Incarnation did not come to us as theology and dogma but as story. Well, last night our liturgy pointed us to the story: of how...

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2021

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2021

I thought by way of a homily for this Christmas night to share with you a letter I received in response to our Christmas Card to her this year. Our card was a photograph of a Statue we have in our...

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