Posts from May 2015

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Homily for Trinity Sunday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Most Holy Trinity One of my seminary Theology professors taught a course called “The Trinitarian Mystery”. This very scholarly man had the task of explaining to the seminarians an understanding of the central dogma of our faith.  The professor opened and closed the course with the same statement: “The Trinity is a mystery. I have […]

Homily for Pentecost Sunday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Receive the Holy Spirit They were all in one place together. And suddenly, there came from the sky, a noise like a driving wind, and it filled the entire house where they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each of them. St. Luke, in […]

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Power of Prayer After the Resurrection, after Easter, Jesus remained with his followers for forty intense days. Days of shock wearing off, of wonder, days of learning, of absorbing. Intensely full days when Jesus repeated the imperative to love and the necessity of believing. And then he was gone, ascended into heaven. After the […]

Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

by Fr. Hernan Cely

God Is Love In a recent homily, Bishop Serratelli referred to the Baltimore Catechism. He wondered if anyone in the congregation could remember the answers to the opening questions. He asked, “Who made the world?” (How many of you know the answer? Want to try?) [God made the world]. “Why did God make you?” [God […]

Homily for the Week of May 3, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

THE TRUE VINE This week I have been searching my English vocabulary for an exact word. The word I was looking for means more than a meeting, but less than an engagement. I decided on the word “encounter.” To encounter has two meanings: First, to meet with someone suddenly, and secondly, to meet in conflict. […]