Posts tagged Homily

Follow Christ out of the world

Sunday 26 June 2022

Sometimes it is all to easy — even without thinking — to find ourselves following the voice of the world at large. The way of discipleship isn’t the easy way and may well lead us into a position where we find ourselves in direct opposition to the world.

Fresco of the Holy Trinity, Giovanni Maria Conti della Camera (1614–1670), c.1660; Chiesa di Santa Croce, Parma

One God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity

Sunday 12 June 2022

The intimacy between Father, Son and Holy Spirit reveals a dynamic relationship of love into which we are called to participate and to which we are called to bear witness.

Pentecost (detail), Jean Restout the Younger (1692–1768), 1732; Musée du Louvre

Spirit of Unity

Sunday 5 June 2022

It is in the Holy Spirit that we are enabled to know Christ personally and become a temple of the Holy Spirit of God while within the community of faith.

Ut unum sint

Sunday 29 May 2022

True unity is not something that we can obtain by our own efforts, by forcing people into conformity to a particular ideology. Without the submitting of ourselves to the revelation of God in Christ, our prayer and mission will only be a sad reflection of ourselves. It is only in Christ alone that our rich diversity can be fruitful for the body as a whole and reflect the wonder and glory of the gospel to a world that is in dire need of eternal life and salvation.

Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught

Sunday 15 May 2022

In love, Christ enters the cruelty of human suffering at the hands of his captors and the abandonment of our alienation. Can we allow Love to reach through our deep moments of suffering and make some sense of our pain?

Listen to the Shepherd’s voice

Sunday 8 May 2022

Listening in stillness allows space for God, by the prompting of the Spirit, to speak to us in the particular situation of our lives and lead us into the fulfilling of our vocation. This listening in prayer is to hear the Good Shepherd’s voice as he calls us to follow him from death into eternal life.