Monthly Archives: May 2011

Feast of the Visitation

Homily for May 31, Feast of the Visitation Mary, the mother of Jesus, is truly an extraordinary woman. When the angel Gabriel tells her she is to become the mother of the Messiah, she doesn’t do what most of us … Continue reading

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Offering Mass for those who offered their lives

Homily for Memorial Day Mass in a cemetery Roughly thirty years after St Patrick’s Parish was founded, our nation was caught up in the turmoil and suffering of a terrible Civil War. Many towns, faced with unprecedented numbers of war … Continue reading

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Homilycast #83: VI Sunday of Easter – In all things, Charity

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the morning Mass (the text is available in my previous post). You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. … Continue reading

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In all things, charity

Homily for May 29, VI Sunday of Easter, cycle A Just two weeks from today, we will be celebrating Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, and the readings in this Mass are starting to prepare us. … Continue reading

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A year ago today: snapping turtle

OK, it was actually a year and two days ago, but I don’t have anything from exactly a year ago… I had arrived at home with my parents in Ballouville only two days before, and all nature came out to … Continue reading

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They did it God’s way

Homily for May 28, Saturday of the V week of Easter Over the past few days, we’ve heard in the first readings how the Apostles and presbyters decided that it was not necessary to ask Christians of Gentile origin to … Continue reading

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Focusing on essential – which is our Lord’s command to love

Homily for May 27, Friday of the V week of Easter When we think of the early Church, perhaps we can have an idyllic image of the first Christians as being in perfect unity, sharing everything with each other and … Continue reading

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Glowing Rocks and Dazzling Minerals

Do you like things that glow in the dark? Do you think minerals are marvelous? Do you think that fluorescent rocks are one of God’s coolest inventions? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

Here is my response to this week’s photo challenge: Click on the photo to see more photos of the same location in my photostream on Flickr.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

Here is my response to this week’s photo challenge (“tiny”): This photo was taken a year ago today (a significant day, as can be seen from my previous post today). It is made from one RAW file, tonemapped in Photomatix. … Continue reading

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