Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time, 18 Nov 2011

Click here to download and listen to this homily (11 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg Alaska. Jesus cleanses the Temple because the attitudes of calculation and competition that we need to conduct commerce are not the attitudes of a good hearer of the Word of God. We are invite to be vigilant in keeping our temples--our whole self--prepared for the presence of the Lord just as St Rose-Philippine Duchesnes did through praying always.

Readings: 1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59; 1 Chronicles 29; Luke 19:45-48

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