28th November, 2021

First Sunday of Advent, Year C After reading the Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King, which we celebrated a week ago, I thought that no other passage in the Bible could be more frightening than that particular passage. Yesterday, however when I briefly looked at the Gospel for today – that is for […]

7th November, 2021

Homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B I hope you will agree with me if I say that the ‘key word’ of today’s readings is the word ‘generosity’, and of course it is about the generosity of the two widows we heard about in the first reading from the Book of Kings […]

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 […]

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 […]

18th July, 2021

Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, Mk 6: 30-34 I remember that several years ago, when I was preaching a homily, and it was a homily for children, and when I was telling them something about a holiday, one little boy asked me a question that at first seemed a typically […]

11th July, 2021

My friend, from now on I want YOU to become my hands Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mk 6: 7-13 As I pondered this Gospel a few days ago, I remembered a story of what happened in one small town during the Korean war. Well, during many bombings, this little and inconspicuous […]