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The Love That Never Abandons Us (#626, Ascension & Mother’s Day)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Holy Spirit “mothers” every Christian and gives us direct access to the throne of God. Listen to the Spirit and cooperate with his work. “Can a mother forget her infant? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.” [AUDIO]

My mother, the Church

Benjamin Being Catholic

Everyone celebrates on Mother’s Day. Some of us celebrate being mothers, and all of us celebrate having mothers. It is easy to slip into Mother’s Day sentimentality, but motherhood is far too wild and dangerous for that. Motherhood is beauty and glory, shot through with pain; shot through with the pain of labor. Mothers remember how long they were in …

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+333+ Motherhood: a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Ascension)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus ascends so He can send us the Holy Spirit. We cannot see the Spirit but we see the effects of His work all around us. Just like the Holy Spirit, mothers work in the background for the success of others. In the same way, the Spirit wants us to be fully alive and prepares us for the coming of the Lord. Let us be grateful for mothers and for the Holy Spirit.

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How to know it’s really Love (Homily for Mother’s Day)

Fr. Joel Homilies, The Loving Life

Podcast: Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?How to know it’s really Love (12:30) Easter, 6th Sunday. Anyone can say, “I love you” — but how do we know it is really love? Loving feelings? They leave us after a while. They put up with us? No, …