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
November
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 16, 2017 Memorial of St. Gertrude the Great
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 12, 2017 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin November 12, 2017 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 7, 2017 Tuesday in the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock November 5, 2017 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
October
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 31, 2017 Tuesday in the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Mark Scott October 29, 2017 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 28, 2017 Feast of Saints Simon and Jude at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 24, 2017 Tuesday in the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 23, 2017 Monday in the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 22, 2017 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott October 21, 2017 Saturday in the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 18, 2017 Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 16, 2017 Monday in the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 15, 2017 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott October 12, 2017 Mass of Remembrance
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 9, 2017 Monday in the Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 8, 2017 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 3, 2017 Tuesday in the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time
September
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 27, 2017 Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul
Fr. David Bock September 24, 2017 Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary time
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 24, 2017 Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 23, 2017 Memorial of Saint Padre Pio
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 23, 2017 Saturday in the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 20, 2017 Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim and Companions
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 18, 2017 Monday in the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 17, 2017 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 16, 2017 Memorial of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, Martyrs
Fr. David Bock September 14, 2017 Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 6, 2017 Wednesday in the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 5, 2017 Mass for Christian Unity
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 3, 2017 Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
August
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 31, 2017 Thursday in the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 27, 2017 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff August 26, 2017 Saturday in the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 24, 2017 Feast of St. Bartholomew
Fr. Jonah Wharff August 20, 2017 Solemnity of St. Bernard of Clairvaux at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 16, 2017 Wednesday in the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Mark Scott August 13, 2017 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 8, 2017 Memorial of St. Dominic
Fr. Alberic Farbolin August 6, 2017 Feast of the Transfiguration
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 5, 2017 Dedication of St. Mary Major
July
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 30, 2017 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock July 30, 2017 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 29, 2017 Memorial Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 29, 2017 Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 24, 2017 Monday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock July 22, 2017 Feast of St. Mary Magdalene
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 20, 2017 Thursday in the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 12, 2017 Wednesday in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Mark Scott July 10, 2017 Funeral for Fr. Neil Paquette
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 9, 2017 Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 8, 2017 Saturday in the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 3, 2017 Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle
Fr. David Bock July 2, 2017 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 2, 2017 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
June
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 27, 2017 Tuesday in the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 25, 2017 Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin June 25, 2017 Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. Mark Scott June 24, 2017 Birth of St. John the Baptist
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 23, 2017 Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 14, 2017 Memorial of Blessed Gerard of Clairvaux
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 11, 2017 Trinity Sunday
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 6, 2017 Tuesday in the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 3, 2017 Saturday in the Seventh Week of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 3, 2017 Memorial of Charles Lwanga and Companions
May
Fr. David Bock May 31, 2017 Feast of the Visitation
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 23, 2017 Tuesday in the Sixth Week of Easter
Fr. David Bock May 14, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 13, 2017 Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima
Fr. Jonah Wharff May 12, 2017 Friday in the Fourth Week of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff May 11, 2017 Memorial of Holy Abbots of Cluny at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff May 8, 2017 Monday in the Fourth Week of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Fr. Jonah Wharff May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff May 6, 2017 Saturday in the Third Week of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 3, 2017 Feast of Saints Philip and James
April
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 30, 2017 Third Sunday of Easter
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 29, 2017 Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 27, 2017 St. Rafael Baron, OCSO, at Assumption Abbey, Ava, MO
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 23, 2017 Second Sunday of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 20, 2017 Thursday in the First Week of Easter
Fr. Alberic Farbolin April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday Day Mass at New Melleray
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday Day Mass at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott April 15, 2017 Easter Vigil
Fr. Mark Scott April 13, 2017 Holy Thursday
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 12, 2017 Wednesday in Holy Week
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott April 9, 2017 Passion Sunday
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 8, 2017 Saturday in the Fifth Week of Lent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 6, 2017 Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Fr. Mark Scott April 3, 2017 Funeral of Br. Kevin Knox
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent at Mississippi Abbey
March
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 28, 2017 Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Fr. Jonah Wharff March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 25, 2017 Annunciation
Fr. Jonah Wharff March 19, 2017 Third Sunday of Lent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock March 19, 2017 Third Sunday of Lent
Fr. Alberic Farbolin March 18, 2017 Saturday in the Second Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 15, 2017 Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent
Fr. Mark Scott March 12, 2017 Second Sunday of Lent at Gethsemani Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott March 11, 2017 Saturday in the First Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 8, 2017 Wednesday in the First Week of Lent
Fr. Mark Scott March 7, 2017 Tuesday in the First Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 5, 2017 First Sunday of Lent
February
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 28, 2017 Tuesday in the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time
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