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. Stephen Verbest December 9, 2019 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Fr. Jonah Wharff December 8, 2019 Second Sunday in Advent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest December 5, 2019 Thursday in the First Week of Advent
Fr. Alberic Farbolin December 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent
November
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 25, 2019 Monday in the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 24, 2019 Solemnity of Christ the King at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 23, 2019 Memorial of Bl. Miguel Augustin Pro, Martyr
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 17, 2019 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff November 17, 2019 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 12, 2019 Memorial of St. Theodore the Studite
Fr. David Bock November 10, 2019 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest November 9, 2019 Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran
Fr. Alberic Farbolin November 7, 2019 Thursday in the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock November 2, 2019 All Souls Day
October
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 28, 2019 Feast of Saints Simon and Jude at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 27, 2019 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 22, 2019 Tuesday in the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 16, 2019 Wednesday in the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Alberic Farbolin October 15, 2019 Tuesday in the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 14, 2019 Monday in the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 13, 2019 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 7, 2019 Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
Fr. Jonah Wharff October 6, 2019 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin October 4, 2019 Friday in the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest October 3, 2019 Thursday in the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time
September
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 29, 2019 Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock September 29, 2019 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Mark Scott September 25, 2019 Memorial Mass
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 24, 2019 Tuesday in the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 23, 2019 Monday in the Twenty-Fifth week of Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 21, 2019 Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle
Fr. David Bock September 14, 2019 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 10, 2019 Memorial of St. Oglerio
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 8, 2019 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 3, 2019 Memorial of Pope St. Gregory the Great
Fr. Jonah Wharff September 2, 2019 Labor Day at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest September 1, 2019 Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
August
Fr. Alberic Farbolin August 30, 2019 Friday in the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 26, 2019 Monday in the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock August 24, 2019 Feast of St. Bartholomew
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 20, 2019 Solemnity of St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 18, 2019 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock August 18, 2019 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock August 15, 2019 Solemnity of the Assumption
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 12, 2019 Monday in the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock August 10, 2019 Feast of St. Lawrence
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 8, 2019 Memorial of ST. Dominic
Fr. Jonah Wharff August 4, 2019 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest August 2, 2019 Friday in the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time
July
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 29, 2019 Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, Lazarus
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 28, 2019 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 27, 2019 Votive Mass of Mary, Fountain of Salvation
Fr. David Bock July 25, 2019 Feast of St. James the Greater, Apostle
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 21, 2019 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin July 19, 2019 Friday in the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 15, 2019 Memorial of St. Bonaventure
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 11, 2019 Solemnity of St. Benedict
Fr. Jonah Wharff July 8, 2019 Monday in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock July 7, 2019 Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. David Bock July 3, 2019 Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle
Fr. Stephen Verbest July 2, 2019 Tuesday in the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time
June
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 30, 2019 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 30, 2019 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock June 28, 2019 Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 26, 2019 Wednesday in the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Alberic Farbolin June 25, 2019 Tuesday in the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Alberic Farbolin June 19, 2019 Wednesday in the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest June 3, 2019 Memorial of Charles Lwanga and Companions
Fr. Jonah Wharff June 2, 2019 Seventh Sunday of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
May
Fr. David Bock May 31, 2019 Visitation
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 27, 2019 Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury
Fr. David Bock May 26, 2019 Sixth Sunday in Easter Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 25, 2019 Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable
Fr. Jonah Wharff May 19, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 16, 2019 Thursday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Fr. Alberic Farbolin May 15, 2019 Memorial of St. Pachomius
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 12, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 11, 2019 Memorial of Abbots of Cluny
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 5, 2019 Third Sunday of Easter at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest May 3, 2019 Feast of Saints Philip and James
April
Fr. Alberic Farbolin April 26, 2019 Friday in the Octave of Easter
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 23, 2019 Tuesday in the First Week of Easter
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 21, 2019 Easter Vigil at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 15, 2019 Monday in Holy Week
Fr. Jonah Wharff April 14, 2019 Palm (Passion) Sunday at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 13, 2019 Saturday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 7, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Lent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin April 7, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest April 3, 2019 Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent
March
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 27, 2019 Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 24, 2019 Third Sunday in Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 19, 2019 Solemnity of St. Joseph
Fr. Jonah Wharff March 17, 2019 Second Sunday in Lent at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. David Bock March 17, 2019 Second Sunday in Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 11, 2019 Monday in the First Week of Lent
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 8, 2019 Friday after Ash Wednesday
Fr. Jonah Wharff March 7, 2019 Thursday after Ash Wednesday at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin March 3, 2019 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest March 1, 2019 Friday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time
February
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 25, 2019 Monday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 24, 2019 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 23, 2019 Memorial of St. Polycarp
Fr. David Bock February 21, 2019 Chair of St. Peter
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 17, 2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 14, 2019 Memorial of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Fr. David Bock February 10, 2019 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest February 6, 2019 Memorial of Paul Miki and Companions
Fr. Jonah Wharff February 2, 2019 Presentation of the Lord
January
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 30, 2019 Votive Mass for the Dead
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 27, 2019 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 25, 2019 Conversion of St. Paul
Fr. Alberic Farbolin January 23, 2019 Wednesday in the Second Week of Ordinary Time
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 22, 2019 Votive Mass for Peace and Justice, Protection of the Unborn
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 20, 2019 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 19, 2019 Votive Mass of Mary, Mother of the Church
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 13, 2019 Baptism of the Lord at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 12, 2019 Saturday after the Epiphany at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Alberic Farbolin January 12, 2019 Saturday after the Epiphany
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 9, 2019 Wednesday after the Epiphany
Fr. Jonah Wharff January 6, 2019 Epiphany at Mississippi Abbey
Fr. Stephen Verbest January 5, 2019 Memorial of St. John Neumann