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The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost

May 19, 2018 2 Comments
The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost

What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to apostles, and still says to us, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is […]

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The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost

June 3, 2017 1 Comment
The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost

What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to Apostles, and still says to us, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is […]

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A Short Consideration of the Sequence Hymn for Pentecost

May 15, 2016 2 Comments
A Short Consideration of the Sequence Hymn for Pentecost

There are several feasts of the Church during which a “sequence” hymn may be sung. The sequence hymn is sung just before the Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation). The feasts with sequence hymns are these: Easter – Victimae Paschali Laudes (To the Paschal Victim give praise) Pentecost – Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit) Corpus Christi – […]

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The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost

May 14, 2016 4 Comments
The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost

What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to Apostles, and still says to us, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is […]

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I Have Come to Cast A Fire On the Earth! – A Meditation on the Feast of Pentecost

June 11, 2011 24 Comments

What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost. A feast like this challenges us, because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus had said to Apostles, and still says to us: I have come to cast a fire on the earth! (Luke 12:49). This […]

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First Huddle, then Hustle! On Pentecost and Evangelization

June 10, 2011 0 Comments

As we prepare to celebrate Pentecost Sunday we ought to consider how  the Church is strengthened and empowered for her great mission to go unto all the nations. The principal account of it took place in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2). As we encounter the Church we find a […]

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First Huddle then Hustle! Pentecost and Evangelization

May 23, 2010 4 Comments

Today we celebrated Pentecost Sunday wherein the Church is strengthened and empowered for her great mission to go unto all the nations. The principal account of it took place in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2). As we encounter the Church we find a Church that has been given quite […]

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Speaking in Tongues

Last Wednesday, I attended ‘Breaking Open the Word’ at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. (Visiting parish young adult community events is part of my new commitment to stay in tune with the young adults with which I minister. Many of my upcoming posts will illustrate these visits.) This is a weekly study group […]

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