Homily Library

The homily is part of the Liturgy of the Word at Mass. It is a living commentary of the Word of God just proclaimed. Pope Francis says that the homily is like a mother teaching her children. There is a long tradition of monastic homilies. The homily in a monastery is usually a kind of oral and public lectio divina on the part of the monk who is delivering it. Every day the brother who presides at Mass gives a brief homily that is at once personal and also sheds evangelical light on the realities the brothers and guests are living through at the moment. We are happy to offer some of our monastic homilies here.

Below are links to a number of homilies preached at New Melleray and Our Lady of the Mississippi by members of our community.

Who When Title
February
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 25, 2017 Saturday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 19, 2017 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 11, 2017 Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 8, 2017 Memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita
Fr. David Bock February 5, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 3, 2017 Friday in the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 2, 2017 Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, at Mississippi Abbey
January
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 31, 2017 Memorial of St. John Bosco
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 29, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin January 29, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 28, 2017 Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock January 26, 2017 Solemnity of the Founders of Citeaux
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 24, 2017 Memorial of St. Francis de Sales
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 22, 2017 Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 18, 2017 Wednesday in the Second Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Mark Scott January 17, 2017 Memorial of St. Anthony the Great
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 15, 2017 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott January 15, 2017 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 12, 2017 Memorial of St. Aelred of Rievaulx
Fr. Mark Scott January 9, 2017 Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 8, 2017 Solemnity of the Epiphany at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott January 7, 2017 Weekdays of Christian Season, Saturday January 7
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 3, 2017 Weekdays of Christmas Time, Tuesday