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
March
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 24, 2020 Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 22, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 20, 2020 Friday in the Third Week of Lent
Fr. Jonah Wharff March 15, 2020 Third Sunday in Lent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin March 13, 2020 Friday in the Second Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 10, 2020 Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent
Fr. David Bock March 8, 2020 Second Sunday in Lent
February
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 29, 2020 Saturday after Ash Wednesday at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 25, 2020 Tuesday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 23, 2020 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 23, 2020 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 18, 2020 Votive Mass for the Deceased
Fr. Alberic Farbolin February 14, 2020 Friday in the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 11, 2020 Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes
Fr. David Bock February 9, 2020 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 8, 2020 Votive Mass of Mary, Mother of Divine Providence
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 2, 2020 Presentation of the Lord at Mississippi Abbey
January
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 28, 2020 Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 26, 2020 Solemnity of the Founders of Citeaux at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock January 25, 2020 Conversion of St. Paul
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 21, 2020 Memorial of St. Agnes of Rome
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 19, 2020 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Alberic Farbolin January 18, 2020 Saturday in the First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 15, 2020 Memorial of Saints Maur and Placid
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 12, 2020 Baptism of the Lord at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 6, 2020 Monday after the Epiphany
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 1, 2020 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God