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Homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 12, 2022

Posted by marguerite noga on 2/14/22

   Blest are you who are poor

I recently read a story about how people catch monkeys in India. They cut a small hole in a sturdy box; then they put a tasty nut inside the box. The hole is large enough for the monkey to put its hand ... Read More »

Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 6, 2022

Posted by marguerite noga on 2/07/22

  An awesome God calls us to make a difference

Did you ever have an experience that, try as you might, you simply cannot explain? Let me share a couple of examples…

 

When I was in college, we had a show by a man who called himself the ... Read More »

Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time January 30, 2022

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/31/22

May They Learn To Be One!    

To help us understand today’s gospel reading, I want to begin with a story… It was the first time a family had saved up enough money to rent a cottage at the beach. After unpacking and somewhat arranging things, they all picked ... Read More »

Homily for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time January 16, 2022

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/18/22

   An awesome God of super-abundance

One of the things that has struck me from my study of various areas of science over the years is the sheer abundance in any aspect of the world you want to look at. For me, it begins with astronomy—the study of the ... Read More »

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord January 9, 2022

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/10/22

  We are never alone!

John Donne, a seventeenth century poet, wrote a story about one man’s search for God.

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The man is told that God lives atop a high mountain at the end of the earth. After a long journey, the man arrives at the mountain and ... Read More »

Homily for Christmas Day 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/31/21

The darkness didn’t overcome the light

A man built a prosperous business through hard work and honest dealings. As he advanced in age, he felt concerned about the future of his enterprise because he had no children or close relatives, except for three nephews.

 

One day he summoned ... Read More »

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent December 19, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/20/21

Remember the Gift of Christmas

I’d like to begin today’s reflection with a story… I read somewhere that both the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are formed by the same water supply. It flows down, cool and clear from Mount Hermon. The Sea of Galilee is gorgeous ... Read More »

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent December 12, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/13/21

Can we still find joy?

Today we light the pink candle on our Advent Wreath, a candle different from the others and standing for joy. Back in the old days when preparation for Christmas had a strong spiritual dimension, and included doing some penance and fasting, this Third Sunday ... Read More »

Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent December 5, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/06/21

Year of the Eucharist: What are we hungry for?

 

One day a woman was walking through a beautiful meadow, meditating on nature. While strolling about, she came upon a field of golden pumpkins. In the corner of the field stood a majestic, huge oak tree.

 

She sat ... Read More »

Homily for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 14, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 11/15/21

Can you sleep when the wind blows?

When it comes to this end of time stuff, with all its wild imagery, it can leave us confused, if not scared out of our wits. How are we to understand it? What do we do with it?

 

To help us ... Read More »