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.
|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|