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Jesus will judge us by our own words

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Go to bio of Fr. Pablo StraubLenten Mission, St. Odilo Parish
Mar. 14, 2011
Fr. Pablo Straub
MP3 Audio. English 15 min.

Summary: The Gospel shows us that God is a judge. Human history will someday come to an end. Jesus will come and He will judge us. The judgment is shown in terms of lambs and goats in Matthew 25. There is a particular judgment at the time of death, and also a general judgment. Some people today have been inventing a God who doesn”t exist.

St. Simon Stock lived in 1215 and made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He went to Mt. Carmel, where Our Lady appeared to him. She put brown clothing on him. The devotion of the scapular is like children who want to put on their parents” clothing.

Blessed Virgin Mary of MercyThe many allurements and problems of our modern world hold many Christians captive from knowing and practicing their faith. Help those whose faith is in danger. Become a Mercedarian friar. Visit Fr. Joseph Eddy’s Facebook page, or the website of the .

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Fr. Pablo speaks to youth about Moses and the burning bush

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Go to bio of Fr. Pablo StraubLenten Mission, St. Odilo Parish
Mar. 14, 2011
Fr. Pablo Straub
MP3 Audio. Spanish and some English
Length: 31 min.

Summary: Moses met God in the burning bush. Years earlier, Moses led the Jewish people out of Egypt, after killing the Egyptian.

When He spoke to him in the burning bush, God said that his name was “I Am.”

Blessed Virgin Mary of MercyThe many allurements and problems of our modern world hold many Christians captive from knowing and practicing their faith. Help those whose faith is in danger. Become a Mercedarian friar. Visit Fr. Joseph Eddy’s Facebook page, or the website of the .

The power of the Holy Mass

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Go to bio of Fr. Pablo StraubLenten Mission, St. Odilo Parish
Mar. 15, 2011
Fr. Pablo Straub
MP3 Audio. English
Length: 24 min.

Summary: Jesus”s Body and Blood are offered in sacrifice in the Holy Mass. Jesus is really made present at the Mass. When He said, “Do this in memory of Me,” he was turning the Apostles into priests. Every weekday, all over the world, four Masses are begun each second.

What keeps God from destroying the world in its many sins? Every time God the Father raises his hand, He sees His Son raised up — the host four times per second, the chalice four times per second.

Blessed Virgin Mary of MercyThe many allurements and problems of our modern world hold many Christians captive from knowing and practicing their faith. Help those whose faith is in danger. Become a Mercedarian friar. Visit Fr. Joseph Eddy’s Facebook page, or the website of the .

Clearing the confusion over natural and divine law

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Go to bio of Fr. Pablo StraubLenten Mission, St. Odilo Parish
Mar. 16, 2011
Fr. Pablo Straub
MP3 – Audio. English
Length: 19 min.

Homily Summary: Human law is subject to change because it”s made by people. Natural law, on the other hand, exists in one”s very being since it is placed there by the Creator. When a lady has a baby, natural laws come into play. She knows she must take care of the baby. Man-made law should never topple natural law. If any man-made law allows it, it”s not law. In obeying natural law, you are obeying nature and there will be joy.

Divine law is above all that. Sanctifying grace is partaking in God”s own nature. His own blood runs through our veins.

Blessed Virgin Mary of MercyThe many allurements and problems of our modern world hold many Christians captive from knowing and practicing their faith. Help those whose faith is in danger. Become a Mercedarian friar. Visit Fr. Joseph Eddy’s Facebook page, or the website of the .

What the three temptations of Jesus mean to us

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Go to bio of Fr. Pablo StraubFirst Sunday of Lent. Mar. 13, 2011
Gospel: Matt. 4:1-11 The three temptations of Jesus
Fr. Pablo Straub
Mp3 Audio

Summary: The devil tempted Jesus in three ways at the end of his 40-day fast. Yet, Jesus did not feel the least inclination to do what the devil wanted. Only two people were conceived immaculately — the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus.

We have concupiscence as a result of original sin. We are drawn to evil like a magnet. Even when we are not interested in it, we are drawn to it. If original sin is taken away by Baptism, why do we have concupiscence? Sin has left its footprints in the human psyche, like footprints in wet concrete.

Go to the SistersSaint Francis de Sales’ “little virtues” of gentleness, kindness, humility, and cheerful optimism shape the monastic life of the Visitation Sisters. Consider a life of prayer and teaching. Washington, DC.

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