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
January
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 23, 2022 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 17, 2022 Memorial of St. Anthony the Great
Fr. Brendan Freeman January 16, 2022 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 16, 2022 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 13, 2022 Thursday in the First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 11, 2022 Tuesday in the First Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 10, 2022 Monday in the First Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 9, 2022 The Baptism of the Lord
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 5, 2022 Memorial of St. John Neumann