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1st Sunday after Advent To Thee I lift up my soul, my God, in Thee I trust, let me not be put to shame, nor let my enemies laugh at me, for all who wait for Thee will not be confounded. These are words…

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Last Sunday after Pentecost  Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Judea is mountainous land, the mountains are all around. It does not require much travel to get there. Judea here refers to the Church. If you are in the Church,…

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Today’s epistle features St Paul congratulating the Thessalonians for the work they have allowed the grace of God to achieve in them. From the worship of dead idols, they have been converted to the true and living God. Of particular note is that the…

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost  Today’s Communion verse has us remind the Lord of the word that He spoke to us. What is this word? We can safely say that there are a number of words which, throughout the course of our life, are given…

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost  The central theme of the Gospel Holy Mother Church gives us to read on this Sunday is the necessity of the state of grace for salvation. It is not enough to have the faith, one must live in accordance with…

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Solemnity of the Holy Rosary  Saints and popes, especially in recent centuries, have repeatedly exhorted us to pray the Rosary Why? The Rosary is quite simply the contemplation of the saving Life of Christ through the eye of the One who knows Him best…

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16th Sunday after Pentecost  Two weeks ago it was the feast of St Pius X and I spoke to you at length about this outstanding shepherd. I was told that it was a long homily, one of the longest I ever gave. My apologies…