True Affection For The Dead

All Souls Day Evening 2023 Our bodies at the time of death are separated from our souls and undergo corruption.  All the souls of the departed will hear the voice of the Son of God at the Last Judgment.  It is an ancient practice, and one that is natural to man, to pray for the…

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Born In The Desert

9th Sunday After Pentecost 2023 God gives us virtues to help us cooperate in the salvation which He is accomplishing.  God gave a warning to Solomon that he would destroy Israel and make an example of it before all nations if it transgressed God’s law.  The Holy Machabees are a perfect example of divine fortitude…

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Taste And See His Sweetness

8th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 ”Taste and see how sweet the Lord is”  These words are from the earliest Communion psalm, which was a favorite among the early Christians.  We celebrate the feast of the Holy Maccabees, the only Old Testaments saints celebrated in the liturgy, and their story reminds us of our need for…

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We Are The Machabees

11th Sunday after Pentecost With the Commemoration of the Holy Machabees we are reminded of their heroic sacrifice for the Faith and its practices.  We are called to be like them today and prayer is essential to remaining faithful. #20160731M  

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Mercy For The Living And The Dead

Sermon From The 21st Sunday after Pentecost 2014 The books of the Machabees are read in the Divine Office during this time.  We are given an important instruction from the Machabees, especially during the month of November, to pray for the dead.  We are fighting a seemingly impossible enemy to conquer.  But we must think…

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