Monthly Archives: November 2011

Homily for November 22, Tuesday of the XXXIV week in O.T., year I; Memorial of St. Cecilia

Homily for November 22, Tuesday of the XXXIV week in O.T., yr I; Memorial of St. Cecilia The hymns dedicated to Christ the King are practically still ringing in our ears from Sunday Mass, and the theme of that solemnity … Continue reading

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The Autumn of the Middle Ages

Beautiful work by Alexandra Semushina! I stumbled across a link to this somewhere on the internet, but I don’t remember where…

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Homilycast #144: Homily for November 18, 2011, Friday of the XXXIII week in O.T. year I

Here is my homily for today, recorded during a morning Mass at the church of St Joachim in Rockport, based on the text in my previous post. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and … Continue reading

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Homily for November 18, Friday of the XXXIII week in O.T., year I

Homily for November 18, Friday of the XXXIII week in O.T., year I The first reading and the Gospel today have some very interesting similarities. They both talk about a sort of purging and purification of the Temple in Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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Origami Manger Scene almost done…

I’m a bit worried, though. I am making this to be sold or auctioned at the parish Christmas Fair, and I’m afraid people won’t know how to handle them.  The figures are actually very delicate: not like porcelain – they … Continue reading

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Homilycast #143: Homily for November 17, 2011, Thursday of the XXXIII week in O.T., Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Here is my homily for today, recorded during a morning Mass at the church of St Joachim in Rockport, based on the text in my previous post. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and … Continue reading

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Homily for November 16, Thursday of the XXXIII week in O.T., year I; Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Homily for November 16, Thursday of the XXXIII week in O.T., year I; Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Today’s first reading continues the narrative from the first book of Maccabees. Our modern sensibilities might be a little jarred by … Continue reading

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Homilycast #142: Homily for November 14, 2011, Monday of the XXXIII week in O.T.

Here is my homily for today, recorded during a morning Mass at the church of St Joachim in Rockport. I do not have a written text for this homily. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: … Continue reading

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Origami creche in the works…

World Origami Days ended, but I still haven’t finished my origami manger scene for the parish Christmas fair…  It takes time to do it right.  I’ve been working on the designs for the ox and the donkey that are traditionally … Continue reading

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Sunday scripture reflection: November 13, XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time, year A

I am not posting a homily today, because Deacon Dunn is preaching at my Masses in English. However, I wanted to share some ideas about today’s readings anyway. Basically, this is what I would have said, if I had given … Continue reading

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