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.
|Fr. Jonah Wharff||January 14, 2021||Votive Mass for the Deceased|
|Fr. Stephen Verbest||January 12, 2021||Memorial of St. Aelred of Rievaulx|
|Fr. Stephen Verbest||January 10, 2021||Baptism of the Lord at Mississippi Abbey|
|Fr. Jonah Wharff||January 6, 2021||Wednesday after the Epiphany|
|Fr. Stephen Verbest||January 4, 2021||Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton|
|Fr. Jonah Wharff||January 3, 2021||Epiphany at Mississippi Abbey|
|Fr. Stephen Verbest||January 1, 2021||Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God|