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Martyrdom of Peter and Paul gives hope for our present difficulty

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Fr. Anthony Brankin14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Anthony Brankin
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30 “Come to Me, all you who are heavy laden.”

Homily summary: Last Wednesday was the Feast of the Sts. Peter and Paul. And last Thursday was the feast of the First Martyrs of Rome. The emperor Nero bound the Christians to poles, smeared them with tar, and set them ablaze to provide light for his garden party. And the Christians sang hymns while they died.

St. Jane de ChantalWalk on the spiritual path along with St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal into the Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Are you a lay person interested in plunging more fully into a way of daily devotion? Or considering a vocation to the monastic Visitandine tradition? Go to Visitation Spirit website.

As far as St. Peter, what better city to have the center of the Church, than Rome? Peter was the one who told Jesus that he was the Messiah. Peter and Paul tried to convince the Romans that Jesus was true God and true man, who died on the cross for their sins. The people were thrilled to hear about Jesus. Paul was the greatest teacher we have ever had. Christianity spread throughout the land.

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Born like pagans, we must be taught the faith

Monday, July 5th, 2010

14th Sunday in ordinary time, July 4, 2010
Fr. Anthony Brankin
Gospel: Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20. The Lord sent out 70 disciples.
MP3 Audio 14 min.

The Church in the early centuries preached belief in the Lord Jesus. They were persecuted for 300 years before Christianity won over the population. And yet, each generation must be taught the Catholic faith. Our children are like unknowing pagans, and must be taught the faith, and converted to it. The survival of the family depends on the faith.

This homily is brought to you by the Georgetown Visitation Sisters in Washington, D.C. Saint Francis de Sales’ “little virtues” of gentleness, kindness, humility, and cheerful optimism shape monastic life for these sisters.

Love is the proof of Christianity

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2010
Fr. J.C. Gavancho
Gospel: John 13:31-35. “Love one another”
Click for audio MP3 Audio 15 min.

Summary: We go to heaven because Jesus Christ has opened the door for us. Paul and Barnabas proclaimed the Gospel in places where Christ was not known. Our faith is based on love, on the rock of the Apostles. Jesus Christ said that the proof that you are my disciples, is that you love one another. Do you love one another beyond your families? Pray that we can have this love, this concern for one another.