Homilies

 

Cycle B: Eleventh Sunday of the Liturgical Year
Hervé Morissette, csc
When we leave a city to go to the villages, we can see beautiful green paddy fields. The stems seem to dance in the wind. It is very beautiful to see. Yet we know that every stem was first a very small seed buried in the ground. The same is true of all the big trees we see along the way. They grew out of very small seeds.
Cycle B: Tenth Sunday of the Liturgical Year
Hervé Morissette, csc
Today, many of us have difficulty answering the question: “Who is Jesus?”
Cycle B: Ninth Sunday of the Liturgical Year
Hervé Morissette, csc
God does not judge our actions according to their conformity to a set of rules strictly defined, even to the last details. No! God judges us according to what He sees in our hearts.
Cycle B: Eight Sunday of the Liturgical Year
Hervé Morissette, csc
Jesus and his disciples were beginning to shock people with surprise. The same people could sense that Jesus had come to bring them new life to them. His miracles, his teaching, the way he forgave sinners, all that created a sensation in Galilee. That is why many people were trying to see him and listen to him.
Cycle B: Seventh Sunday of the Liturgical Year
Hervé Morissette, csc
For the third consecutive week, the Church invites us to meditate on the healing ministry of Jesus. Two weeks ago, we heard about the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law. Last week, the healing of a leper!
Cycle B: Feast of the Sacred Heart
Hervé Morissette, csc
Saint John, who wrote the fourth Gospel, was standing at the foot of the cross when Jesus was dying. He saw a soldier pierce the heart of his friend. He saw blood and water flowing from his side, symbols of the Eucharist and Baptism. He reported these facts in his Gospel, because he saw in them the love of Christ flowing into us.
Cycle B: The Body and Blood of Christ
Hervé Morissette, csc
For years, we have been going to Mass every Sunday. Yet we may ask ourselves at times: “Why should we do this, when some of our best friends have stopped going to church on Sundays or are going elsewhere to worship?

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