Browsing the April 2023 archive of Fr. Arturo Homilies

3rd Sunday of Easter-April 23, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/23/23

The Holy Land, which I visited six years ago, is called holy because it is where the Lord was born and lived. The name Holy Land makes us think, by contrast, that there is another kind of land, an ordinary land if you will. That ordinary land is all ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)-April 16, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/17/23

When the father of the rector of our Seminary died, all the priests and seminarians went to the funeral. The funeral was held in Bogota, about one hundred miles away. After the Mass, we all went to the cemetery as well. Bogota is a city of several million people, ... Read More »

Easter Sunday- Aprill 9, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/11/23

Happy Easter! In his version of the story of the women arriving to the tomb early in the morning of the Lord’s Resurrection, Saint Matthew tells us about an angel of God descending from heaven. A great earthquake is produced by the landing of the angel. The angel then ... Read More »

Good Friday - April 7, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/11/23

Several years ago, a lady volunteered to help me with my English pronunciation. You are very much aware that I need that. One day I could not produce the sound of a word and she tried different ways for me to get it. After several attempts, she puts her ... Read More »

Holy Thursday Homily - April 6, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/07/23

I would like to share my experience as an apostle for Holy Thursday Mass with you when I was 9-10 years old. The practice in my hometown was that boys my age were the apostles for the washing of feet. My two brothers and I were apostles more than ... Read More »