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The Works of Lent

3/13/2019
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Fr. Pat considers three aspects of the works that are traditionally associated with the Great Fast: prayer, fasting, and deeds of mercy.

Duration:00:25:09

Where is the King of the Jews?

3/5/2019
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On the Sunday of the Last Judgment, Fr. Pat reflects upon the most important question ever posed to the mind of man.

Duration:00:20:28

The Human Inheritance

2/28/2019
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On the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Fr. Pat reflects upon human history, the event of Jesus of Nazareth, and upon the true protagonist of this parable.

Duration:00:29:47

The Education of Timothy

2/24/2019
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Timothy’s mother and grandmother not only raised him in the faith, but they instructed him in the study of sacred grammar. Fr. Pat suggests three blessings that came to young Timothy through this study, which pertain to all of us, not just those raising children.

Duration:00:22:51

Soldier, Athlete, Tiller of Soil

2/15/2019
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In 2 Timothy 2:1-10, Paul holds out three models for Timothy’s life which are three metaphors for the life in Christ. Timothy is not free to choose which one he wants; he must follow all three.

Duration:00:30:35

The God of the Prophets

2/7/2019
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Can God be hurt? Can he be offended? Is God sensitive? Can he be disappointed? Fr. Pat offers reflections on the Parable of Talents and the nature of God.

Duration:00:26:16

Hosea and the Fabric of Prophecy

1/31/2019
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Fr. Pat offers reflections on the life of Hosea and what his example teaches us about the character of God.

Duration:00:25:42

The Moral Education of Josiah

1/25/2019
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Fr. Pat looks at three stages and three sources of Josiah's moral instruction.

Duration:00:38:44

In the Service of God

1/19/2019
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In Ephesians 4:11-13, Paul talks about Christian service. But what does it mean that we serve God? Fr. Pat examines the life of the Prophet Samuel and considers three lessons for us today.

Duration:00:30:44

The Flood, the Exodus, and the Cross

1/14/2019
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On the Feast of the Theophany, Fr. Pat looks at three figures of baptism.

Duration:00:30:45

Catching Up With Joseph

1/3/2019
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Fr. Pat looks at the life and character of Joseph the Betrothed: a model of God, and another David.

Duration:00:21:31

The Harp, the Book, and the Bed

12/27/2018
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On the Sunday before the Nativity, Fr. Pat looks for the Biblical David in two works of Western art: Michelangelo’s David and Rembrandt’s sketch of David in prayer. The works can be seen here: Michelangelo's "David" and here: Rembrandt's "David in Prayer"

Duration:00:23:42

Three Sanctified Ones of the Old Testament

12/18/2018
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Using 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 as his text, Fr. Pat looks at three qualities of the Thessalonian Church, and finds these qualities exemplified in the lives of three Old Testament saints.

Duration:00:26:14

Christian Moral Responsibility

12/4/2018
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The Christian life is one of effort. Faith in Christ is not something that simply can be attached to a secular lifestyle. In this homily preached in 2008, Fr. Pat reflects upon Ephesians 4:1-6.

The Hinge of Moral History

11/29/2018
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Were the new Gentile converts obliged to observe all the mandates of the Torah? As the Apostle Paul contemplated this, he came to the understanding that history not only matures, but had a pivotal point. Fr. Pat preaches from Galatians 3:23-4:5.

Duration:00:24:26

One God, One Hope, One Ark

11/21/2018
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Preaching on the first seven verses of Ephesians 4, Fr. Pat considers one God, the one hope of our calling, and the Christian lifestyle.

Duration:00:24:34

An Experiment in Ceramics

11/14/2018
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Fr. Pat reflects upon the treasure of which Paul speaks in 2 Corinthians 4:6-7; what that treasure is, what is needed to take possession of it, and that in which it is contained.

Duration:00:23:20

Divine Grace

11/7/2018
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Preaching from Ephesians 2:4-10 and Luke 16:19-31 (The Rich Man and Lazarus), Fr. Pat Reardon looks at God’s grace in the world and in the life of the believer.

Duration:00:22:32

He Touches Our Flesh

10/31/2018
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The sacraments are not just the sign that something is happening, they are the means by which it is happening; they are not just signs of an inner grace, but the effective means by which the grace of justification is imparted. Fr. Pat meditates with us on the thesis that holiness is something physical.

Duration:00:19:22

Seated at the Feet of Jesus, Clothed and in Our Right Mind

10/24/2018
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The story of the Gadarene Demoniac in Luke 8 provokes three questions which are important for us to ask today.

Duration:00:24:58