Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Today we celebrate with St Scholastica (twin sister of St Benedict) the founding of Western Monasticism. Jesus heals the man who was deft and unable to speak. Let us ask the Lord to heal us as well of our deftness to the Word of God and our inability to speak the Good News to others.
Readings: 1 Kings 11:29-32, 12:19; Psalm 81; Mark 7:31-37