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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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God Loved Us First

I have been listening to a Bible study program both for its content and the fact that it is broadcast from Brazil. Someone asked if Jesus wrote any of the books of the Bible. While He may not have physically written any, we do believe that He inspired every word that others wrote, as revealed to us in 2 Timothy 3:16. Did Jesus pray, and how did He pray? The Scriptures often mention that He prayed in response to particular needs and at specific locations; however, not much is said about the content of His prayer. Today, however, we heard Him not only praying but also what He said as He prayed.

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Witness to His Resurrection - Weekday Homily Video

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Matthias the Apostle. He was not among the first twelve Apostles of Jesus, but was a substitute for Judas Iscariot who committed suicide after betraying Jesus, decreasing the number of Apostles to eleven. The number twelve was important in Israel because it symbolized the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve divisions of the priestly order, and the twelve doors of the temple in Jerusalem. The number twelve symbolized completeness and perfection.

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A Generous Father - Weekday Homily Video

Jesus came down from heaven to unite divinity with humanity, and He returned to heaven to seat humanity at the Father’s right hand. This is breathtaking, no more than that; it is the grandest surprise of all. God has astonished us with this revelation; He wants us to share in His very life through Christ our Lord, His only begotten Son.

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Bearers of His Light - Weekday Homily Video

In today’s Gospel reading, we encounter a profound message that resonates deeply within each of our lives. As we listen to Jesus’ urgent voice in the scripture from John 12:44-50, we hear Him not just speaking to the crowd, but addressing each of us personally: "He who believes in me believes not in me but in Him who sent me. And he who sees me sees Him who sent me."

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Jesus, the Bread of Life — Weekday Homily Video

It’s great to be back: my first visit home since last June! I am serving in Santiago, Chile now, since a year and a half ago when our Provincial superior asked me to go there to be the director of the seminary for Latin America of our Congregation of Holy Cross. I am helping in our Family Rosary in Chile, too.

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Give Your All to God — Weekday Homily Video

The feeding of the 5000+ is one of my favorite Biblical stories. It mirrors earlier years when God fed the Israelites in the desert with Manna, and it also mirrors the Eucharist we celebrate where the Lord feeds us and satisfies our deepest "hungers."

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