Homilies

Homilies

Homilies preached by priests of the Abbey of the Genesee on various occasions.  

Even though the homilies given here at the Abbey are intended primarily for the monastic community it is hoped there will be a message for the little monk hidden in the heart of nearly everyone. The homilies of Fr. John Eudes can be found on his Homilies Index page.

December 19, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO Third Friday of Advent Judges 13: 2-7, 24-25; Luke 1: 5-25 Today's readings speak of barrenness and the promise of new life that can spring from it. While the subjects of these readings a...
Posted on Wed, 17 Dec 2014
December 18, 2014
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Third Thursday of Advent Jer 23: 5 - 8; Ps 72; Matthew 1: 18 – 24 At Vespers today we will sing: “O Adonai and leader of the House of Israel who once appeared to Moses in fla...
Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014
December 14, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Third Sunday of Advent Early in the 19th century, the poet Wordsworth began a sonnet with the famous lines, “The world is too much with us; late and soon / Getting and spending, we ...
Posted on Sun, 14 Dec 2014
December 13, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO Second Saturday of Advent Memorial of Saint Luc Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11; Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13 Throughout the history of the People of God, it was essential that fathers passed on to their ...
Posted on Wed, 10 Dec 2014
December 12, 2014
Fr. Marcellus Earl, OCSO Second Friday of Advent Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Zec 2:14-17; Jdt 13:18bcde, 19; Lk 1:39-47 Mary, the mother of Jesus is our mother. This is a truth accepted by all good Catholics...
Posted on Wed, 10 Dec 2014
December 9, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Second Tuesday of Advent In this morning’s Gospel, Jesus throws out a one-liner which illustrates the difference between the divine heart and the human heart: “It is not the w...
Posted on Mon, 8 Dec 2014
December 7, 2014
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO   Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40: 1 – 5; 9 - 11; Ps 85; II Peter 3: 8 - 14; Mark 1: 1 - 8 Without the Gospel of St. Luke we would know nothing of the origins of John the...
Posted on Sun, 7 Dec 2014
December 6, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO First Saturday of Advent Isaiah 30: 19-21, 23-26; Matthew 9: 35- 10:1, 5a, 6-8 Through the mystery of the Incarnation the Eternal Word, the Only-Begotten Son of God involved Himself in the ...
Posted on Sat, 6 Dec 2014
December 4, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO First Thursday of Advent St. John Damascene The Ordo calls St John a priest and doctor of the Church, and he was those, but before that, he was a monk. He was born (as you might have ...
Posted on Thu, 4 Dec 2014
November 30, 2014
Fr. Gerard D’Souza, OCSO First Sunday of Advent Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down. This poignant plea from the prophet Isaiah captures Advent. For the prophet it is the time of the Babyloni...
Posted on Mon, 1 Dec 2014
November 28, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO 34th Friday in Ordinary Time Revelation 20: 1-4, 11-21:2; Luke 21: 29-33 In the readings that lead up to the end of the church year we find graphic and awe inspiring descriptions of the e...
Posted on Wed, 26 Nov 2014
November 27, 2014
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Thanksgiving Day Isaiah 63: 7 - 9; Colossians 3: 12 - 17; Luke 17: 11 – 19 “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good” – so begins Psalm 136; similar prayers of ...
Posted on Thu, 27 Nov 2014
November 23, 2014
Fr. Marcellus Earl, OCSO 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time Solemnity of Christ the King Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6; Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46 Jesus Christ is our Lord and King, my brothers and...
Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014
November 21, 2014
Fr. Stephen Muller, OCSO 33rd Wednesday in Ordinary Time Presentation of Our Lady Zech. 2:14-17; Mt 12:46-50 In the refectory we’ve been reading the book Jesus: A Pilgrimage, by James Martin, SJ. As he ma...
Posted on Fri, 21 Nov 2014
November 19, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO 33rd Wednesday in Ordinary Time Revelation 4: 1-11; Luke 19: 11-28 As I pondered the parable in today’s gospel reading, I had to stifle the urge to revert to the more familiar, paral...
Posted on Mon, 17 Nov 2014

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