August 4th, 2020 | Season 2 | 11 mins 49 secs
ef-post-pentecost-9, relational prayer, temptation
Simply bask in the fact that God loves you. Your sin, your past temptations, your present struggles, none of them can change the fact that God loves you. He’s loved you from the beginning, and he will always love you. You are his son or daughter. Christ compassionately weeps when he sees us in sin because he loves us. He is always present and desires to enter the temple of our hearts and cleanse it of the robbers who wish to cause us harm.
August 3rd, 2020 | Season 2 | 9 mins 24 secs
a-ot-18, catholic, homily, impoverished, ordinary form, poverty
Perhaps in encountering an impoverished person, we fear recognizing our own poverty and need: the truth that human beings exist fundamentally in relation. This fact is made perfectly clear in the incarnation, the enfleshment of Our Lord Jesus, who is God, needed his Mother. As we pass through our daily lives in the City of Austin, we encounter a vast multitude of people who do not know Jesus and who have never received the bread which will satisfy. The Lord’s words should resound in our ears: “there is no need for them to go away, give them some food yourselves.”
July 29th, 2020 | Season 2 | 7 mins 53 secs
a-ot-17, espanol, of, treasure
Saber lo que es correcto es esencial, pero no es suficiente. Debemos elegir hacerlo. Debemos decidir cada día vivir de acuerdo con lo que sabemos que es correcto. Debemos desear a Dios por encima de cualquier otra cosa o persona buena. Dios es supremamente generoso contigo y conmigo.
July 27th, 2020 | Season 2 | 6 mins 12 secs
a-ot-17, christ, of, treasure, vain, vice
Knowing what right is essential, but it is not enough. We must choose to do it. We must decide each day to live according to what we know is right. We must desire God above every other good thing or person. God is supremely generous with you and me.
July 26th, 2020 | Season 2 | 8 mins 3 secs
christ, ef, ef-post-pentecost-8, extraordinary form, fear, filial, freedom, love, son, tlm
As the bread and wine are made Christ, who always cries out to the Father, so also our lives must be made into Christ through the work of the Spirit so that in union with him, we too cry out Father through that same Spirit.
July 21st, 2020 | Season 2 | 10 mins 57 secs
charity, extraordinary form, fruit, goodness, grace, homily, love, tree
We are the trees, in the garden of the Lord. We are perhaps a variety of different trees, but we are all meant to bear good fruit, which means receiving a new nature from him, living in charity, and letting ourself be pruned. “The tree is the soul, that is, the man himself; the fruit is the man’s works.” AUGUSTINE
July 20th, 2020 | Season 2 | 11 mins 51 secs
a-ot-16, evil, homily, jesus, parable, thomas aquinas, weeds, wheat
IV. Likewise, anytime we suffer evil in union with Christ, we show the world how much God loves them. The Kingdom of Heaven already triumphs because Christ, who is its embodiment, has already triumphed through his Cross and Resurrection.
July 12th, 2020 | Season 2 | 12 mins 28 secs
a-ot-15, bearing fruit, cathedral, grace, groaning, repentance, soil
God calls us to bear great fruit in as Christ himself did! To the extent that we repent, run to the Lord, and offer him the sacrifice of our lives, the soil of our soul will bear fruit. May we imitate his example and bear much fruit. 30x, 60x, 100x.
June 7th, 2020 | 11 mins 52 secs
communion, coronavirus, justice, peace, reflection, trinity, unity
Reflection for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
June 5th, 2020 | 3 mins 34 secs
Reflection for Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr
June 4th, 2020 | 4 mins 52 secs
Reflection for Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
June 4th, 2020 | 8 mins 42 secs
coronavirus, easter, reflection
Reflection for Pentecost Sunday
June 3rd, 2020 | 12 mins 54 secs
a, candidates, catechumens, pentecost vigil, thirst
Our thirst for God expresses God’s thirst for us, which He fulfills through the gift of himself in the person of the Holy Spirit.
June 3rd, 2020 | 6 mins 39 secs
Reflection for Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
June 1st, 2020 | 5 mins 28 secs
Reflection for Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
May 30th, 2020 | 7 mins 18 secs
coronavirus, easter, reflection
Reflection for Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter