Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Often, when we are most powerless and humble, like a little child, God’s light, beauty, innocence shines forth in us!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On this anniversary, we remember our fallen heroes and those who continue to suffer. But let this remembrance prompt us work together to create a more peaceful world, as a community joined to one another in Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Ann Church; Hagerstown, MD

discipleship means following of Christ to the point of being like Christ because we participate, share in his life and teaching, his sacrificial love, his victory.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemn Profession of Sister Jane Clement

Your solemn profession, Sr. Jane Clement, takes place on this beautiful feast when the Church lifts her voice in praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary at her birth, this daughter of Abraham foreknown and chosen by the Triune God to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word of God, our Savior Jesus Christ.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time; St. Pius X

In Baptism, the Lord does for us what he did for the man we met in today’s Gospel. He opens our ears and looses our tongues!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit; St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore

Notice how Jesus resolutely found time to withdraw from the crowds to pray… that is what Jesus did whenever he retreated to a deserted place, even though the crowds were pressing in upon him. Therefore, pray resolutely!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Fr. Andrew Aaron

The pastor’s role is to set the stage for that encounter and to bring it about in the lives of each of his parishioners and in the parish community as a whole, encounters with the living Christ, encounters that are powerful and transformative, encounters that free us up to become the persons and community God...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

When the Word of God is proclaimed, Jesus speaks. When Baptism is administered, Jesus begins to live in us. When the Eucharist is celebrated, Jesus is truly present.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Catholic Schools Convocation; Church of the Nativity

In this Year of the Eucharist, you have an opportunity to reach for the stars, to introduce our young people more profoundly into this sacred mystery, “this sacred banquet in which Christ is received, the memory of his Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: First Vespers; 200th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Basilica

So, gazing again at the dome, it lifts our spirits upward, as if to say to us with wordless beauty that, if we follow Christ on earth, we, not unlike Mary, will reign with him in heaven.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

If truly we believe in the Lord and love him in quite an absolute way, we will have little or no trouble believing in the Real Presence, so much so that we will find it difficult to stay away from the Eucharist.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass in Memory of the Deceased Knights of Columbus on the Feast of St. John Vianney

The Good Shepherd’s love filled the heart of St. John Vianney and Blessed Michael McGivney. Good priests that they were, they were living extensions of Christ’s ministry. Like Jesus, they experienced the sufferings of their people in the depth of their hearts, and acting in the Person of Christ, offered to them his healing touch.
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