HOMILY 27TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 2017 DEACON ANDREW THOMAS The acclaimed youth fiction author, Gary Paulsen, describes in the novel, Cookcamp, some sad and very difficult moments in his childhood. The novel is not completely autobiographical, but tells a story of a boy who is essentially neglected as a child by his mother, and with his father fighting in WWII, longs to receive attention and love from his parents. Eventually, the boy is sent to live with his grandmother in
HOMILY 27th MONDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
DEACON ANDREW THOMAS A famous Hollywood actor once said, "80% of life is just showing up." Certainly, we know that getting up in the morning, taking a shower, brushing our teeth, having our two cups of coffee, is the biggest battle before we begin our work for the day. Once we show up, we are inclined to do what lies before us. Jonah, must have been fully aware of this, because he refused to show up! In fact, he went in the opposite
It feels good to start page one. This is Pope St. Pius X, who admired very much Celine's painting of the Holy Face of Jesus. Of course, Celine Martin was an accomplished painter. Therese had a deep devotion to the Holy Face.
HOMILY MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS
DEACON ANDREW THOMAS There is an illustration that Norman Rockwell painted back on September 25, 1954, titled, "Breaking Home Ties." It shows a father, who is a rancher, with his son, waiting for the train that will take his son to college. Of course the son is wide-eyed and alert, wearing his best suit, anticipating this new adventure he will experience. While the father, in his dirty ranchers outfit, is slumped down,