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Browsing Father's Homilies

Browsing Father's Homilies

Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year September 3, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 9/05/23

  Losing Life to Find It

Charles M. Schwab was an American steel magnate. Under his leadership Bethlehem Steel became the second largest manufacturer of steel. One day Schwab found himself in court, where he won a nuisance law suit. He was seventy years old at the time.

 

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Homily for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 20, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/22/23

    The story of a first-century woman who prevailed

There is a story of a young girl who was depressed because she was not beautiful. She was discouraged, but as she grew older, her attitude changed. “I realized that not being beautiful was actually a blessing in disguise,” ... Read More »

Homily for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 13, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/14/23

  Where is your faith? Why did you doubt?

To begin, I want to share a couple of stories. The first comes from an ancient tradition concerning the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt. Picture the scene of the Hebrew nation led by Moses, fleeing from slavery and ... Read More »

Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration August 6, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/07/23

    " Pebbles and Diamonds "

A man was walking out in the desert when a voice said to him, “Pick up some pebbles and put them in your pocket, and tomorrow you will be both sorry and glad.”

 

The man obeyed. He stooped down and picked ... Read More »

Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 16, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 7/17/23

  Preparing for everything God offers

One day, a farmer was out in his pumpkin patch. The tiny pumpkins were just beginning to form. So the farmer took a small bottle and stuffed one of the budding pumpkins into it to see how it would fare. Sometime later, when ... Read More »

Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 2, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 7/05/23

  Losing yourself to find yourself

The following story comes from the time of the Persian Gulf War, about the resistance efforts in Kuwait. Najeeb Bastaki, a twenty-four year old Kuwaiti living in Kuwait City, was a member of the Kuwaiti resistance. But he told a reporter, “The word ... Read More »

Celebrating Life that Never Dies Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/12/23

  June 11, 2023

On this Feast that asks us to focus on the Eucharist, on the Body and Blood of Christ, I want to take us back in our imaginations to March 27, 2020. It was the height of the Covid pandemic. People were dying, often alone, apart ... Read More »

Homily for the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity June 4, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/07/23

  Do we know what we means?

 

I have found delight in a story about a famous, very old organ. A well-known organist was performing a concert on the huge antique organ. Since it was not electrified, for this organ to play, there was a boy behind a ... Read More »

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter May 21, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/22/23

  In the World, but not of the World

There’s a fable about a scrawny tiger cub that was abandoned by it mother shortly after birth, and was raised by a friendly herd of goats. All day, every day, the cub played with the goat kids, drank the nanny’s ... Read More »

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter May 14, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/15/23

I will not leave you orphans

Every time I read a passage of Scripture, I find new insights. Parts of the text will jump out and demand my attention. In today’s Gospel, I was struck by Jesus’ promise, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”

 

Some time ago the advice columnist Ann Landers was asked by a reporter, “What is the question that you are asked most frequently by your readers?” She answered that it was a very simple question: “What’s the matter with me? Why am I so ... Read More »