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
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 21, 2018 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 20, 2018 Votive Mass Holy Name of Mary
Fr. Alberic Farbolin January 14, 2018 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 11, 2018 Thursday in the First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 7, 2018 Solemnity of the Epiphany
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 3, 2018 Weekdays of Christmas Time, January 3
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 1, 2018 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, at Mississippi Abbey