Browsing the February 2023 archive of Fr. Arturo Homilies

Homily for Ash Wednesday - February 22, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 2/22/23

Not that I am counting the days, but it is impossible not to be aware that today is the third day of the rectory’s renovation. Because all the rooms needed to be emptied, all things were moved to the garage. It felt like moving again. Some parishioners helped me ... Read More »

Homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time-February 19, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 2/20/23

     The Lord says, “Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you”. Along with “forgive not seven times but seventy-seven times”, these are arguably the Lord’s most challenging teachings.

     “Love your enemies”. There are several possibilities for a person to have enemies. A person may ... Read More »

Homily for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time-February 12, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 2/13/23

The author of the Book of Sirach tells us, “If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you”. The sacred author makes keeping the commandments something easy to do.

At a recent meeting of priests with bishop Zarama, lunch was served. It happened that I was ... Read More »

Homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time-February 5, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 2/05/23

I was 16 years old when pope Saint John Paul II went to my native country, Colombia, on an Apostolic visit. I was one of thousands of Colombian youths who attended the Holy Father’s encounter with the youth in the stadium of Bogota. The detail of that special moment ... Read More »

Homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time-January 29, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 2/01/23

Like all the sacred sites in the Holy Land and especially around the Sea of Galilee, the Church of the Beatitudes is beautiful and peaceful. When I visited the site several years ago, I was impressed by the simplicity of the place. The building is small, built not to ... Read More »