Click to Download Homilies of the Church Fathers for Lent Volume 4
The fourth volume of the Church Fathers for lent, for the fourth week of lent. We need the guidance of the Holy Fathers of the Church more so than ever today, they were confronted with battling an immoral pagan world and Christians heavily influenced by Pagan ways and became Saints and spread the Kingdom of Heaven.
Click to Download Homilies of the Church Fathers for Lent Vol 3
The third volume of the Church Fathers for lent, for the third week of lent. These homilies from lent by the Saints will be very helpful for preparing for Easter.
In our first homily in our series for lent we are reminded of that we are great debtors to God because of the multitude of our sins and are exhorted to fasting and abstinence.
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This homily explains how to become like little Children in our relationship with God. It explains how prayer is the means of spending time with God, listening to his every word in the depths of our heart in silence, the holy scriptures and the councils of the Saints and perfected, the importance of behaving in the same manner that God does, and obedience to our lawful superiors.
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St John the Baptist was praised by Jesus Christ our Lord for not yielding to human respect and preaching the truth. The homilist points out that if our Lord came back today he would not find this same virtue even among those who are considered “good Christians.” Our salvation depends on bearing witness to Christ.
Short Catholic Sermon : Every Catholic Must Evangelize
Editors Reflection: This homily on Catholic Evangelization is over 100 years old, but does not need much adaption for the times today. One of the terrible consequences of not preaching on Hell and eternal damnation regularly is a loss of the sense of urgency to bring conversion to those in darkness and repentance to those who having the true faith have lost all of their sanctifying grace by falling into grievous sin.…
Praying for the dead is one of the 7 spiritual works of mercy.
We lose nothing, dear brethren, by praying for them; be assured we are rather the gainers, for not only do they pray for us, but more— our charity towards them deepens in our souls our love for God, and makes us thirst the more after virtue and holiness, and wins for us a higher place in heaven and a brighter crown of everlasting glory.…
To forgive offenses willingly is one of the 7 spiritual works of mercy, and it is one that we have a lot of opportunity to practice.
“If we bear malice towards anyone, we are not worthy of the name of Christians” Transcript…
This Traditional Catholic Homily reminds us of what appears to be a most stern requirement, and one that is very at odds with our fallen human nature.
20th Week after Pentecost
THE VALUE OF TIME.…
Redeeming the time. — Ephesians 5:16
There is a precious treasure, my dear brethren, which is always partly, but only partly, in our possession. Now and then we wake up to the conviction how valuable it is.
We have no time to waste!
“Brethren, some day we shall want all this time that we are now wasting. Then it will stand out before us in its true value; we shall see that it should have been redeemed, and that it is now irredeemable.” Transcript…
Being “busy” and redeeming the time can be two separate things.
These traditional Catholic sermons from the 1800s are very hard hitting. Its nice to hear priests speak as fathers who value the souls of their children.
In this sermon, our homilist points out one of the basic tenets of our Faith : that you can never do evil that good might come of it.…