Homilies

 

Cycle B: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Hervé Morissette, csc
Making oneself a servant is not a common and popular ambition nowadays. Everyone wants to be the master of his/her own life. Yet Mary shows us how we can remain free by making ourselves servants of the Lord and servants of one another.
Cycle B: Third Sunday of Advent
Hervé Morissette, csc
No one of us has ever seen Jesus the way the Twelve Apostles and the early disciples saw him. However, we believe that he is still with us, as he promised. If so, how can we recognize him today?
Cycle B: Second Sunday of Advent
Hervé Morissette csc
We need not be very clever to understand that the newspapers thrive on bad news. People all over the world like to hear or read about scandals. We are all interested in reading what causes great public excitement.
Cycle B: First Sunday of Advent
Hervé Morissette csc
When we read the liturgical texts of Advent, we are invited to “stay awake” in order to await the return of the Lord “in glory” at the end of time.
Cycle A: Christ, the King
Hervé Morissette csc
When we profess our faith at Mass, we say: “And he will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” Does it mean that we are not yet judged right after we die?
Cycle A: Thirty-third Sunday of the Liturgical Year
Hervé Morissette csc
In the Bible, the Hebrew word used to speak of laziness means “to stoop.” As you can see, to be lazy, according to the Bible, does not imply that no work is done, but it refers to an attitude, a way of behaving.
Cycle A: Thirty-second Sunday of the Liturgical Year
Hervé Morissette csc
If there is anything in the world we don’t like to hear about, it is certainly the reality of death. Not only we don’t like to hear about it, but we are even afraid of it.

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