29th August, 2021

Homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 7:1-8. 14-15. 21-23 Two things came to my mind as I read and meditated on today’s Gospel, but before we get to that, I’d like to recall the beginning of that very interesting conversation between Jesus and the Jews that we heard about in today’s Word […]

22nd August, 2021

Homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Today’s Gospel is a continuation of the previous Gospels about the Bread of life that we have heard and meditated on for several Sundays before the feast of the Assumption. Then we heard about people who enthusiastically followed Jesus and gathered around him listening to […]

15th August, 2021

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2021 I think that many of us – including myself – are very pleased that this year we can celebrate this feast of the Assumption of Mary on Sunday. It is a very special day mainly for those of us who have a great devotion to Mary who […]

8th August, 2021

Detail from Dieric Bouts’ Prophet Elijah in the Desert – from the Winged altar in St. Peter in Leuven   XIX Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B /First Book of Kings 19: 4-8/ – /John 6: 41-51/ In the first reading from the book of Kings we heard a short passage telling us the story […]

1st August 2021

The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B John 6: 24-35 As you may have noticed, today’s Gospel is a continuation of what we have heard and meditated on a week ago. After the miraculous multiplication of the bread and fish and after feeding thousands of people, Jesus escaped back to the hills by himself […]

25th July, 2021

  Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B John 6: 1-15 Even if not all of us like bread and fish, I’m pretty sure that each of us would like to see and witness such a miracle as the multiplication of the loaves and fishes which is described in today’s gospel. As […]