Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost - September 17, 2017

The Gospel for today's Mass comes from the account according to St. Luke (7:11-16) which describes Our Lord's raising from the dead of a widow's son outside the town of Naim. St. Augustine in his commentary on this event explains how the widow represents Holy Mother the Church and how her dead son represents all the souls deprived of sanctifying grace by original or mortal sin and who are raised back to life by Christ through the sacraments. One must wonder if St. Augustine also saw his own widowed mother, St. Monica, pleading for her own son's saving from sin and how Jesus answered her persevering prayer so wonderfully. Following the feast of Our Lady's Seven Sorrows, our thoughts turn to that Widowed Mother who witnessed her Son's death for all of us and was blessed to see Him Risen on Easter Sunday. The current sermon, ``A Feast Full Of Emotion``, is about this devotion to Our Lady and has a personal story which is moving to hear.

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A Feast Full Of Emotion

Our Lady’s seven sorrows do not encompass all that She suffered during Her life but these are the important ones which prepared Her to be our Compassionate Mother…

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Among the benefits that flow from the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass are the ministerial fruits. These are reserved to the priest who applies them for those who request them.

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