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Fr. Nathan’s Homilies rss

“Alongside the Wild Beasts and the Angels” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

February 17, 2018

1st Sunday of Lent (Gn 9:8-15; 1 Pet 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15) “Alongside the Wild Beasts and the Angels”  PDF Version Homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018): Gn 9:8-15; 1 Pet 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15 The incarnation of Jesus Christ, Perfect God and Perfect Man, and the summation of His work of salvation… Read More ›

“Unjustly Labelled Lepers” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lv: 13:1-2,44-46; Mk 1:40-45) “Unjustly Labelled Lepers”  PDF Version Homily for the 6th Sunday of OT, Year B (2018): Lv: 13:1-2,44-46; Mk 1:40-45 To be a leper in Ancient Israel meant to endure a life of forced isolation and continual ridicule. Leprosy was understood as a punishment from God, on… Read More ›

“A Typical Day for Jesus Christ?” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39) “A Typical Day for Jesus Christ?”  PDF Version Homily for the 5th Sunday of OT, Year B (2018): 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1: 29-39 Can one say that there was ever a typical day during the public ministry of Jesus of Nazareth? The 4… Read More ›

“A Prophet of Humility and Divine Wisdom” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Dt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28) “A Prophet of Humility and Divine Wisdom”  PDF Version Homily for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (2018): Dt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28 Since the time of Moses, God had sent numerous prophets to His people. Prophets like Elijah… Read More ›

“St. Francis Xavier: A Fisher of Men” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mk 1:14-20) “St. Francis Xavier: A Fisher of Men”  PDF Version Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (2018): Mk 1:14-20 The decision to follow Jesus Christ would have cost something for each of the 12 Apostles. For Peter, Andrew, James and John, the fact that they… Read More ›

“The Silence of Listening” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20, Jn 1:35-42) “The Silence of Listening”  PDF Version Homily for 2nd Sunday of OT, Year B (2018): 1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20, Jn 1:35-42 One of my first spiritual directors was a wise old Benedictine Monk named Fr Gregory…. Read More ›

“Rediscovering the Magi” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Mt 2:1-13) “Rediscovering the Magi”  PDF Version Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord 2018 (Mt 2:1-13) You will notice that the statues of the Three Wise men, who had been hiding near the Christmas trees in the sanctuary, have now arrived at their cherished destination: to be… Read More ›

“The Motherhood of Holy Mary” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16- 21) “The Motherhood of Holy Mary”  PDF Version Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God 2018 (Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21) Many have claimed that Catholic and Orthodox Christians have profaned the salvific Gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging devotion to the Blessed Virgin… Read More ›

“The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3; Lk 2:22-40) “The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” PDF Version The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (2017) This year, The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of… Read More ›

“The 8 Days of Christmas” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) “The 8 Days of Christmas”  PDF Version The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas 2017) Whenever my family spent Christmas at home in Millarville, Alberta, we would often spend the days after Christmas at either the local skating rink (despite us being horrible hockey players) or tobogganing… Read More ›