June 13, 2021 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is the famous story about the Lord’s Store. A man had a dream. He saw himself walking on the streets of the city. He was moved to tears and disgust when he saw so many people living in poverty and destitution. He longed to help them but he did...

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June 6, 2021 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

One of the seminarians who gives tours of St. Peter’s told me once of an interesting incident. He was leading a group of Japanese tourists who knew absolutely nothing of our Faith. With particular care he explained the great masterpieces of art, sculpture and architecture. He finally concluded at the Blessed Sacrament...

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May 30, 2021 The Most Holy Trinity

We’re told that the great Saint Augustine was once walking along the seashore trying to figure out the mystery of the Trinity.  He came upon a child filling a hole with bucket after bucket of water from the ocean. “You can’t empty the whole ocean into that hole,” the saint...

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May 23, 2021 Pentecost Sunday

Soon after we were born, we emptied our lungs of fluid and breathed for the first time. During an average lifespan, a human being breathes 650 million times before we take our last breath. Life is one breath after another. Our sharing in eternal life is also a drama of...

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May 16, 2021 The Ascension of the Lord

Final moments with Jesus, Ascension, departure, a new presence, at the Father’s right hand, glorified. This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven. In the Creed we confess our faith in Christ who “ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father”. But...

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