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Dec 09 - Homily: Simplicity of Juan Diego

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Fr. Ignatius underscores simplicity of St Juan Diego on his feast day and how he spent his life living near the tilma image from the apparition and grew in holiness like a tree planted near running water. Ave Maria! Mass: Friday in the 2nd Week in … [More]
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Dec 08 - Homily: Believe, Know, Love and Belong to the Immaculate

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Fr. Ignatius on the Immaculate Conception of Mary and how it is reasonable to believe it because God can do it, it is is fitting, so he did it. And, we can know this is true because it is now Dogma. Further, because of all this, we should have no … [More]
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Dec 08 - Homily: The Positive Meaning of the Immaculate Conception

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The dogma of the Immaculate Conception is phrased negatively--that Mary never was touched by sin--but it has a very positive meaning as expressed in Her God-given name of "Full of Grace". Historically, the greatest defender of this dogma was the … [More]
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Dec 06 - Homily: St. Nicholas vs. Santa Claus

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The figure of the real and holy bishop Nicholas has in recent centuries been co-opted and transformed into the secularized and mostly pagan Santa Claus. Christian parents should know how to gently guide children in the proper understanding of … [More]
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Dec 07 - Homily: Rest in the Creator not Creatures

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Fr. Ignatius on the Gospel reading for today,"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.†We will not find rest in creatures but only … [More]
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Dec 04 - Homily: Jesus' Coming in Past, Present, and Future

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We prepare for Christ's coming by remembering His past coming at the first Christmas, His future coming at the end of time, and in the present when He continually comes with His grace. Ave Maria!
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Dec 02 - Homily: Prophesies of the Messiah

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Fr. Ignatius on the many verses of scripture that point to the coming of Jesus and and how we can be spiritually attuned to the prophetic message of our time. Ave Maria! Mass: Friday in the 1st Week in Advent - Wkdy Readings: 1st: isa 29:17-24 Resp:… [More]
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Dec 01 - Homily: Who will be Saved?

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Fr. Ignatius on who gets to Heaven, those who are in a state of grace when they die. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday in the 1st Week in Advent - Wkdy Readings: 1st: isa 26:1-6 Resp: psa 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27 0 Gsp: mat 7:21, 24-27 +++ For mp3 Audio of … [More]
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Fr. Luedtke - 8 Day Retreat - 24/25 - The Ascension - CONF 356

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Ave Maria! Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the twenty-fourth of twenty-five conferences for his Eight Day Ignatian Retreat. The subjects he covers are: The Ascension, Risen life, living like Christ is now, science , strength, security, vision, subtlety, joy,… [More]
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Fr. Luedtke - 8 Day Retreat - 25/25 - To Attain the Love of God - CONF 357

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Ave Maria! Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the last of twenty-five conferences for his Eight Day Ignatian Retreat. The subjects he covers are: What we must do to attain the love of God, prayer should be open expression of love. His sufferings to attain our … [More]
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Fr. Luedtke - 8 Day Retreat - 23/25 - The Mystery of the Church - CONF 355

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Ave Maria! Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the last of twenty-five conferences for his Eight Day Ignatian Retreat. The subjects he covers are: What we must do to attain the love of God, prayer should be open expression of love. His sufferings to attain our … [More]
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Fr. Luedtke - 8 Day Retreat - 22/25 - Grades of Prayer - CONF 354

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Ave Maria! Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the twenty-second of twenty-five conferences for his Eight Day Ignatian Retreat. The subjects he covers are: Grades of Prayer, reality received by the five senses, will and intellect, help from God. How a retreat … [More]
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Fr. Luedtke - 8 Day Retreat - 23/25 - The Mystery of the Church - CONF 355

Ave Maria! Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the twenty-third of twenty-five conferences for his Eight Day Ignatian Retreat. The subjects he covers are: Incarnation, Death, resurrection, Ascension, glorification parousia, Mystery of Church, St. Thomas, Peter … [More]
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Nov 30 - Homily: St. Andrew, Seeking the Lord

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Fr. Ignatius on the life of St Andrew and how he sought Christ and how Jesus reaches out to all who are seeking to call them to be disciples. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Andrew the Apostle - Feast Readings: 1st: rom 10:9-18 Resp: psa 19:2-3, 4-5 0 Gsp: … [More]
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Nov 29 - Homily - To Glory Faster, With a Lighter Burden

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Father explains how the Seraphic (Franciscan) saints, sons and daughters of Holy Father Francis, all reached glory by living the Rule - but those who were more zealous and faithful in observance went farther, faster, and in the end, with a lighter … [More]
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St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal - Redone

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Ave Maria! This is a repost of a very early video, but also one our most popular videos ever, with almost 200,000 views on YouTube. It is on the Miraculous Medal, the feast day for which is tomorrow Novemnber 27th. However it is not just the same … [More]
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Nov 27 - Homily: WAKE UP, Jesus is coming

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We have come into Advent, that period of joyful preparation, penance, and sacrifice that wakes us up to the coming of Christ at Christmas. G. K. Chesterton wrote that the problem with the modern ideas of love is that there is no expectation of … [More]
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Nov 24 - Homily: Thank You, Lord, Come Again

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Fr. Elias on how the liturgy at this time focuses on the final events in world history depicted in the book of Revelation and how they refer to the second coming of Chris. He points out that this will be a fulfillment of His Redeeming actions and … [More]
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Nov 21 - Homily: Mary's Absolute Commitment to God

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It is an ancient tradition that Mary presented herself at the temple as a young girl to serve and worship with the other temple virgins. This reminds us that what is most important about Mary is her absolute and total commitment to God. And God has … [More]
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Nov 20 - Homily - Fr Dominic: Christ, a Different King

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At the end of liturgical season, the year is crowned with the feast of the King of all, Christ the King. He is a different sort of king...a king of prayer, a king of love, a king living in poverty and sacrifice. Christ wishes to be the King of our … [More]
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