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HOMILY FOR THE 5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C,   Fr. Daniel

[Is 6:1-2a, 3-8 ;  1Cor 15:1-11 ;   Lk 5:1-11]

Isaiah is called by the Lord through an overwhelming vision in the Temple. God’s majesty is ineffable. A heavenly choir of angels loudly proclaims the praise of the Almighty: ‘Holy, holy, holy!’.

February 11, 2019 Read More

Homily Reflections on the Readings. Friday, February 8, 2019

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[Heb 13:1-8 ;  Mk 6:14-29]

King Herod is a coward with a vacillating heart. On the one hand he does have some interest in spiritual matters, on the other he is most eager to preserve his power position under all circumstances.

February 09, 2019 Read More

Homily for Monday, 4th Week of Ordinary Times

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In today’s First Reading the author of the Letter to the Hebrews refers to the great Old Testament hero’s and their mighty deeds. However, one sentence is eye-catching: ‘Out of weakness they were made powerful’.

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February 04, 2019 Read More

The Scripture is Fulfilled, Homily for the Fourth Sunday, Ordinary Times

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Last Sunday we heard the Gospel reading about Jesus at the beginning of his public life, when He visited the synagogue of His home town Nazareth and read a passage from the prophet Isaiah. That OT passage contained an announcement, put in the mouth of the Messiah who was still unknown in Isaiah’s time. In the text quoted by Jesus this enigmatic person said that God’s Spirit had ‘anointed’ him to ‘bring glad tidings to the poor’.

February 04, 2019 Read More

PRESENTATION of the LORD - Homily

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Today, on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, we commemorate the first recognition of the new-born Child as the fulfillment of all Israel’s hope. Simeon and Anna, two aged ascetics, have dedicated themselves a lifelong to prayer, purity of heart and truthfulness.

February 02, 2019 Read More
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