Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bringing saving order into the family: A homily for the feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family. December 29th 2013 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Col 3:12-17; Mt 2:13-15, 19-23 On a recent internet phone conversation with my parents back in Nigeria, my dad began by asking me, “How are you doing?” I replied, … Continue reading

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Why Mary will never and can never fail us: A homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent

4th Sunday of Advent. December 22nd 2013 Is 7:10-14; Rom 1:1-7; Mt 1:18-24 Why Mary will never and can never fail us “Do not be afraid to take Mary into your home.” When a Filipina mother asked her daughter to … Continue reading

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Being greater than John the Baptist: A homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent. December 15, 2013 Is 35:1-6,10; James 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11 Being greater than John the Baptist John the Baptist served as Jesus’ precursor, prophet and Baptist. He was the one sent by the Father to be Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Showing true repentance: A homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent. December 8th 2013 Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12 Showing true repentance In her memoirs, 85 year old Filipina Sister Maria Carmela tells a thought-provoking story of her missionary experience in Africa. She narrates that in … Continue reading

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Advent: A time to grow in divine friendship.

1st Sunday of Advent. December 1, 2013 Is 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44 Advent: A time to grow in divine friendship. “You too must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” … Continue reading

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