Category Archives: Mary

O Mary! Show us Jesus!

Our Holy Father, just moments ago, concluded his Christmas homily with these words: “O Maria! Mostraci Gesu!  (O Mary! Show us Jesus!)” Yes my dear readers, this is our prayer tonight. Show us Jesus, Mary! This is your entire vocation, … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Saturday, September 6, Votive Mass for the Blessed Virgin Mary and Opening Mass for Deacon Aspirants

Here is my homily from this morning’s Mass opening the aspirancy year for deacon aspirants in the Diocese of Winona. Homily for Aspirants September 6, 2014 Winona, MN Humble and bold. Two words we don’t often associate in our minds. Humble … Continue reading

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Guest Homily for the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary

Today is the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary. It is also the 5th Anniversary of my Ordination. I, along with eleven other men were ordained deacons at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona Minnesota on this day … Continue reading

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Mary Unties the Knots of Sin

Our Holy Father offered a beautiful homily a couple days ago when, in St. Peter’s Square he venerated our Lady in an impressive yet simple manner, accompanied by thousands of people gathered with him. In this homily (see below) he … Continue reading

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The Assumption of Our Lady

Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, body and soul into heaven. It is a wonderful feast day in which we see that which lies in store for us if we remain faithful to … Continue reading

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Mary’s Greatness Lay in Her Fidelity to God’s Word

I will deliver this homily to the diaconal community in the Winona diocese as we gathered for an Advent Day of Reflection. The Mass will be a votive Mass in honor of our Blessed Mother. Homily for Advent Day of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows

  Today we celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, which follows from our feast of the Exaltation of the Cross yesterday. No one has loved us more than our Lord Jesus, who, because he was a divine person … Continue reading

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Meditation of Our Blessed Mother’s Fiat

St. Bernard wrote a beautiful homily about Mary’s fiat. It is in today’s Office of Readings. I want to post it for your consideration today. It is my translation from the Italian text used. “You have heard, O Virgin, that … Continue reading

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In Case You Thought You Didn’t Count…

In a talk the Holy Father gave earlier today at the Special Assembly for the Mideast Synod of Bishops in Rome, he reflected on the Marian title of Theotokos, Mary the Mother of God, and her role in the divine … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sheshan, China

This is a prayer Pope Benedict wrote on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Church of China on May 24, 2008. It is a prayer to our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Sheshan. Virgin Most Holy, … Continue reading

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