Homilies help unlock the scriptures. Hearing them again
may reinforce your personal understanding, also useful for Bible
"How can I
[understand] unless someone instructs me?" Acts
homilies and transcripts available from mid March 2020 click here
There is much in our archive worth listening to while public Masses are
for reflection, inspiration,
RCIA, reference etc, to help with understanding of each liturgical
year's scripture readings
Dominican Friars Torch
website has a current Catholic homily each week
homily and reflection external links are in green panel below.
From 2020, more
homilies by former parish priest Fr. Cormac Breathnach are being
added from our audio archive click here or scroll
down This will take a considerable time to complete.
Please do revisit occasionally.
content here includes some pastoral letters, readings and music,
with 339+ items available.
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"Go out to the whole world, and
proclaim the good news to all creation" Mark 16:15 -|- "The
test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not,
"What a lovely sermon!" but, "I will do something!" ~ St. Francis
de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church; = "Go in peace to
glorify the Lord by your lives" - Mass
dismissal ; "We are the sermons the world is heeding." ~ Billy
Graham -|- "Preaching is thirty minutes in which to raise the
dead." ~ John Ruskin -|- "Preaching should break a hard heart and
heal a broken one." ~ John Newton -|- "It is no use walking
anywhere to preach unless we preach as we walk." ~ St. Francis of
Assisi -|- "To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task
of every preacher and of each believer." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas -|-
"Every sermon should be an agony of the soul, a passion to beget
Christ in the souls of men." ~ St.
John Chrysostom -|- Faith cometh by hearing....Romans
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'Do not despise these small
beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin...'
Zechariah 4:10 NLT.
"You have set yourself a difficult
task, but you will succeed if you persevere." ~ Helen Adams
"Some of the best tasting and nutrient filled fruits are rather
small. We don't need to do something big. We just need to do
something that bears fruit." ~ Ray Lammie
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