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Chapter Talk – Pentecost Sunday – May 28, 2023, cycle-A My talk this morning essentially will be sharing with you excerpts from a homily by Pope Francis given on Pentecost Sunday in 2020 when we were in the middle of the pandemic. What are we receiving, what are we being reminded of on this solemnity […]

Chapter Talk – Pentecost Sunday – June 5, 2022, cycle-C ‘Come Holy Spirit, kindle in us the fire of your love.’  Let us ponder: Is it not the fire of love that alone brings true and lasting change?  Pope Francis has said: “The Spirit frees hearts chained by fear.  The Spirit overcomes all resistance.  To […]

My sisters and brother as we celebrate our Sunday Eucharist on this Solemnity of Pentecost let us acknowledge, and give thanks for the presence of God’s Holy Spirit, here and now: in our very midst, within and among us. For what our readings today are conveying to us are not merely three discrete instances of […]

Chapter Talk – Pentecost – June 9, 2019 Jesus returns: he breathes the Spirit upon and within us.  The Spirit was already given but now it is given through Christ in an incarnate manner where we know he is ‘flesh of our flesh’.  We ‘know’ in our experience that ‘we move and live and have […]

In the second reading from first Corinthians for this feast of Pentecost we hear: “To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit” (1 Co  12:7).  We each are given a ‘manifestation of the Spirit’ an  “We were all given to drink of one Spirit” (1 Co 12:13b) and we participate […]

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