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.

January 26, 2015
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO Solemnity of the Three Founders of Citeaux Sirach 44: 1, 10-15; Heb. 11: 1-2, 8-16; Mk 10: 2-30 Today we are celebrating the solemnity of the Founders of our Order, Robert, Alberic and St...
Posted on Sun, 25 Jan 2015
January 25, 2015
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Jonah 3: 1 – 5, 10; Ps 25; 1 Cor 7: 29 - 31; Mark 1: 14 – 20 In the first reading we meet a very chastened Jonah; he learned that it was not a goo...
Posted on Sun, 25 Jan 2015
January 24, 2013
Fr. Isaac Slater, OCSO Second Saturday of Ordinary Time Audio Homily ...
Posted on Sat, 24 Jan 2015
January 16, 2015
Fr. Stephen Muller, OCSO First Friday in Ordinary Time Heb. 4:1-5, 11; Mk 2:1-12 The paralytic who was healed in today’s gospel reading needed the help of his friends. Sometimes we need the help of those aro...
Posted on Sat, 17 Jan 2015
January 14, 2015
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO First Wednesday in Ordinary Time Words can only hint at the mystery of God, but in today’s readings we can get some idea of the mind and heart of God, of his unfathomable desire to ...
Posted on Tue, 13 Jan 2015
January 13, 2015
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO First Tuesday in Ordinary Time Hebrews 2: 5 - 11; Ps 8; Mark 1: 21 – 28 Today’s Gospel begins and ends on a very good note, a joyful note; in the synagogue Jesus taught with au...
Posted on Tue, 13 Jan 2015
January 10, 2015
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Saturday After Epiphany Gregory of Nyssa is one of those endearing saints who actually work at a past that they have to forget before they can praise God by the splendor of their life and t...
Posted on Sat, 10 Jan 2015
January 9, 2015
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Friday After Epiphany 1 John 5: 5 - 13; Ps 147; Luke 5: 12 – 16 Like the leper in today’s Gospel, each of us has received, is receiving and will receive the touch of the Lord; ...
Posted on Thu, 8 Jan 2015
January 6, 2014
Fr. Gerard D’Souza, OCSO Tuesday After Epiphany We have just celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany. The Manifestation of the Light of God shining in our world. And the reading today in this day between the Epi...
Posted on Tue, 6 Jan 2015
January 4, 2015
Fr. Isaac Slater, OCSO Epiphany Audio Homily ...
Posted on Sun, 4 Jan 2015
January 3, 2015
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Feast of Holy Name of Jesus Phil 2: 6 - 11; Luke 2: 16 - 21 It was in a courtyard that a serving girl approached Peter; “You were with Jesus the Galilean!” He denied it before ...
Posted on Sat, 3 Jan 2015
December 31, 2014
Fr. Gerard D’Souza, OCSO 7th Day of Christmas Octave At Christmas Midnight Mass the sign given to the shepherd is the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Today, on the 7th day of the Ch...
Posted on Wed, 31 Dec 2014
December 30, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO 6th Day of Christmas Anna was a prophet, and more than a prophet: she is a model and matriarch of all those who lead a hidden, silent life, serving God night and day with fasting and prayer...
Posted on Tue, 30 Dec 2014
December 28, 2014
Fr. Stephen Muller, OCSO Feast of the Holy Family Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3; Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Lk 2:22, 39-40 It is fitting that we should have a feast honoring the Holy Family during this special time of the year: ...
Posted on Sun, 28 Dec 2014
December 27, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Feast of St. John the Evangelist In his Preface to Lyrical Ballads, William Wordsworth described poetry as “emotion recollected in tranquility”. Tranquility provides the atmosph...
Posted on Sat, 27 Dec 2014
December 25, 2014-Day Mass
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO The Nativity of the Lord Mass during the Day Isaiah 52: 7-10; Hebrews 1: 1-6; John 1: 1-18  On this Christmas morning, I pray that the blessings of the Christ Child be with you and ...
Posted on Wed, 24 Dec 2014
December 25, 2014-Midnight Mass
Fr. Gerard D’Souza, OCSO Christmas Midnight Mass In the year prior to my entering the monastery, there was Operation Desert Storm – the battle to throw Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. I remember hearing...
Posted on Wed, 31 Dec 2014
December 24, 2014-Morning Mass
Fr. Stephen Muller, OCSO December 24th - Morning Mass 2 Sam 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Lk 1:67-79 In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness an...
Posted on Tue, 13 Jan 2015

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