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The good flock of the Good Shepherd: A homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter

The good flock of the Good Shepherd Acts 4:8-12; 1Jn 3:1-2, Jn 10:11-18 I recently heard the interesting vocation story of a Filipina religious sister, a professed religious for over 30 years. She was about 8 years old when she … Continue reading

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Responding to Jesus’ invitation: A homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time.

2nd Sunday in Ordinary time. January 14, 2018 1Sam 3:3-10, 19; 1Cor 6:13-15, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42 Responding to Jesus’ invitation Two characters catch our attention in today’s Readings. There is Eli who helped the young Samuel respond to God’s calling. … Continue reading

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In St. Teresa’s school of surrender: A homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 4th 2016. Wisdom 9:13-18; Phlm 9-10,12-17; Lk 14:25-33 In St. Teresa’s school of surrender Jesus’ words to Mother Teresa on that faithful day in 1946 in India after close to two decades of her … Continue reading

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The Assumption of Mary and our Christian vocation: A homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. August 15, 2016. Rev 11:19; 12:1-6,10; 1Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56 The Assumption of Mary and our Christian vocation I stood in line for several hours at the Immigration office in … Continue reading

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Taking equality seriously: A homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. May 22nd 2016. Prv 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 Taking equality seriously The results of a recent survey on divorced (or separated) couples indicates that many married couples face crises in their marriages when … Continue reading

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Opening to the Holy Spirit: A homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost

Solemnity of Pentecost. May 15th 2016. Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7,12-13; Jn 20:19-23 Opening to the Spirit And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. So Jesus broke the chains of death, rose from the dead, threw open the stone … Continue reading

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St. Peter shares his vocation story: A reflection on the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. February 7, 2016. Is 6:1-2,3-8; 1Cor 15:1-11; Lk 5:1-11  St. Peter shares His vocation story It is a late Tuesday morning. I am a professional fisherman. I have been fishing all night with my buddies … Continue reading

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Possessed by divine blessings: A homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 12th 2015. Am 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13 Possessed by divine blessing “He gave them authority over the unclean spirits” I was a fresh seminarian then, sitting in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross … Continue reading

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The Ascension and our Christian vocation: A homily for the solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Solemnity of the Ascension. May 17th 2015. Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 6:15-20 The Ascension and our Christian vocation “Wow! That is an awesome story!” This is the response that I usually get whenever I share my vocation story, telling … Continue reading

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Sharing in Mary’s heart for true greatness: A homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. January 1, 2015 Nm 6:22-27, Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 Sharing in Mary’s heart for true greatness Writing about Mary as the Mother of God, St. Anselm wrote, “Wonder of wonders… There … Continue reading

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