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
December
Fr. Jonah Wharff December 9, 2018 Second Sunday in Advent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin December 9, 2018 Second Sunday in Advent
Fr. David Bock December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent
November
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 28, 2018 Wednesday in the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Alberic Farbolin November 26, 2018 Monday in the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 25, 2018 Solemnity of Christ the King
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 20, 2018 Tuesday in the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 18, 2018 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 13, 2018 Feast of All Benedictine Saints
Fr. Alberic Farbolin November 5, 2018 Monday in the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 4, 2018 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff November 4, 2018 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
October
Fr. Alberic Farbolin October 28, 2018 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 24, 2018 Wednesday in the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 21, 2018 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 17, 2018 Memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 16, 2018 Tuesday in the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 13, 2018 Votive Mass of Mary, Health of the Sick
Fr. David Bock October 7, 2018 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 7, 2018 Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
September
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 30, 2018 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 28, 2018 Memorial of St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 24, 2018 Monday in the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 23, 2018 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 23, 2018 Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 22, 2018 Votive Mass of Mary, Help of Christians
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 18, 2018 Votive Mass for the Dead
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 17, 2018 Monday in the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 15, 2018 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 15, 2018 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock September 14, 2018 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 5, 2018 Votive Mass for Peace and Justice
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 3, 2018 Monday in the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 2, 2018 Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
August
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 29, 2018 Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Fr. Alberic Farbolin August 28, 2018 Memorial of Saint Augustine
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 26, 2018 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock August 26, 2018 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Alberic Farbolin August 21, 2018 Memorial of Pope Pius X
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 20, 2018 Solemnity of St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Fr. Jonah Wharff August 19, 2018 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 19, 2018 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff August 18, 2018 Saturday in the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock August 15, 2018 Solemnity of the Assumption
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 14, 2018 Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Fr. Jonah Wharff August 13, 2018 Monday in the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 11, 2018 Memorial of Saint Clare of Assisi
Fr. Alberic Farbolin August 6, 2018 Feast of the Transfiguration
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 1, 2018 Memorial of St. Alphonsus Liguori
July
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 28, 2018 Saturday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 25, 2018 Feast of St. James the Greater, Apostle
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 23, 2018 Monday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 22, 2018 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 21, 2018 Votive Mass of Mary, Pillar of Faith
Fr. David Bock July 15, 2018 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 15, 2018 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 10, 2018 Tuesday in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 8, 2018 Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 6, 2018 Friday in the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock July 3, 2018 Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle
June
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 30, 2018 Saturday in the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 29, 2018 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 25, 2018 Monday in the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 22, 2018 Votive Mass for Peace and Justice
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 20, 2018 Wednesday in the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 17, 2018 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 14, 2018 Memorial of Blessed Gerard
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 9, 2018 Immaculate Heart of Mary at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 7, 2018 Thursday in the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Mark Scott June 4, 2018 Funeral of Br. Walter Schoenberg
Fr. Mark Scott June 3, 2018 Corpus Christi
May
Fr. Jonah Wharff May 28, 2018 Monday in the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock May 27, 2018 Trinity Sunday
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 16, 2018 Wednesday in the Seventh Week of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 13, 2018 Ascension
Fr. Mark Scott May 11, 2018 Funeral of Br. Placid Zilka
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 9, 2018 Wednesday in the Sixth Week of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday in Easter Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 5, 2018 Saturday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 1, 2018 Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker
April
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 30, 2018 Monday in the Fifth Week of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 26, 2018 Thursday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 24, 2018 Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 21, 2018 Saturday in the Third Week of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 19, 2018 Thursday in the Third Week of Easter
Fr. Mark Scott April 15, 2018 Third Sunday of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 12, 2018 Thursday in the Second Week of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 8, 2018 Divine Mercy Sunday
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 5, 2018 Thursday in the First Week of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday
Fr. Mark Scott April 1, 2018 Easter Vigil
March
Fr. Mark Scott March 29, 2018 Holy Thursday
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 25, 2018 Palm (Passion) Sunday at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott March 25, 2018 Palm (Passion) Sunday
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 22, 2018 Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 13, 2018 Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Fr. Mark Scott March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 10, 2018 Saturday in the Third Week of Lent
Fr. David Bock March 4, 2018 Third Sunday in Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 3, 2018 Saturday in the Second Week of Lent
February
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 24, 2018 Saturday in the First Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 22, 2018 Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 13, 2018 Votive Mass for Vocations
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 11, 2018 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 10, 2018 Memorial of Saint Scholastica
Fr. David Bock February 4, 2018 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
January
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 31, 2018 Memorial of St. John Bosco
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 27, 2018 Saturday in the Third Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 24, 2018 Memorial of St. Francis de Sales
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 21, 2018 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Mark Scott January 21, 2018 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
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