Blog Posts in the “Homily” Category

[Homily] 2015 Christmas – Abbot Joel

Published December 26, 2015 by

 Abbey 2015 Isaiah 52:7–10 Hebrews 1:1–6 John 1:1–18 Christmas day is traditionally filled with music, with carols whose message is one of peace and joy. We hear songs about the […]

Christmas 2014 – Abbot Joel

Published January 19, 2015 by

Abbey 2014 Christmas – Mass during the day – ABC Isaiah 57:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-6 John 1:1-18 A word is a very powerful thing! Think of it. When someone gives a […]

5th Sunday Ordinary Time – A – Abbot Joel

Published January 19, 2015 by

Abbey 2014                                                           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A Isaiah 58:7–10 1 Corinthians 2:1–5 Matthew 5:13–16  Today Jesus is all about discipleship. He is clarifying and also calling us to […]

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – A – Abbot Joel

Published January 19, 2015 by

Abbey 2014                                                     Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – A Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 I Corinthians 1:1-3 John 1:29-34  The color of the season may be green. It may be Ordinary Time […]

25th Sunday Ord Time-C – Abbot Joel

Published January 19, 2015 by

Abbey 22 September 2013                                                               25th Ordinary Sunday – C Amos 8:4-7 I Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13  Prophets were not people to be messed with. And Amos was one of those […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – C – Abbot Joel

Published January 19, 2015 by

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time- C Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21–23 Colossians 3:1–5, 9–11 Luke: 12:13–21  “Vanity of vanities,” says the preacher, “vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!” Its another way […]

Body and Blood of Christ – C Abbot Joel

Published January 19, 2015 by

Body and Blood of Christ – C Genesis 14:18–20 1 Corinthians 11:23–26 Luke 9:11b–17  Food and drink. Very ordinary, very simple. Very necessary. Without them we die. Stop eating and […]

Fifth Sunday of Lent C – Abbot Joel

Published January 19, 2015 by

Abbey 2013                                                                       Fifth Sunday of Lent – C Isaiah 43:16–21 Philippians 3:8–14 John 8:1-11 The Gospel from John we have just heard is often titled “The Woman Caught in Adultery.” […]