Browsing the July 2014 archive of Saint Anselm Blog

Homily for 17 Sunday of Ordinal Time (Cycle A)

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 7/26/14

How many people here want to go to heaven when they die? Anybody here want to go anywhere else when they die? I thought not. So, these two parables should be of interest to anyone who wants to go to heaven.If that’s really what we want. And the scriptures today are all about what we really want.

In the first lesson the Lord said to Solomon,  “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” What if the Lord came to you or me in a dream at night and said, “Tell me what you want - it’ll be yours!” What would you ask for? What would I ask for? Would the Lord give us what we asked for? The Lord gave Solomon the “understanding heart” he asked for but also told him, “You’re getting this because your request wasn’t selfish, or frivolous, or material or ... Read More »

Come to Me, all you who labor, and I will give you rest.

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 7/05/14

Homily for  14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 6, 2014


Inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty are these familiar words:

Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my ... Read More »