In this homily, Fr. Michael unpacks a time of trouble of Jesus and his disciples, the last hours before his arrest and crucifixion. He concludes with a simple, but powerful form of prayer to bring Jesus into our daily lives. Read the transcript:
In this time of spring, where life is sprouting a new from the deadness of winter, Jesus reminds us that to grow in love we must remain in Him. We must take our nourishment and new life from the power of His love. Read the transcript:
Fr. Michael connects the struggle of St. Mark, who walked with Paul until he gave up because it was too hard, and the call from Pope Francis to Rejoice and Be Glad in our lives as Christians. Just as Mark and Paul eventually reconciled, so too must we be humble in our faith. Read the…
Concluding our features on Emmaus, Fr. Michael dramatizes a poem he wrote on this, one of his favorite biblical stories. Thank you to Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House for providing locations for our work and Lisa (Sroka) Taus for her vocal performance on this and the Emmaus Drama featured before last week’s homily and on Easter Sunday.…
Today’s video homily begins with the dramatization of the Road to Emmaus Gospel sent on Easter Sunday. In his homily, Fr. Michael unpacks this Gospel story, one of his favorites, and revels in Jesus the actor who plays along with the disciples while both knowing their story and the surprise he had in stow for…
Watch as Fr. Michael dramatizes the discovery of the empty tomb and the realization of the Resurrection. Fr. Jim’s commentary follows the dramatization.
Fr. Michael has a certain love for the Emmaus story, which you can see in this video as he portrays all 3 characters who walk the ancient road. Thank you to everyone who has been on this Lenten Journey with us.
Jesus dies on the Cross. These dramatizations are based on the DVD The Passion and Resurrection. Check it out here: https://www.heartoheart.org/shop/author/fr-michael-sparough/the-passion-and-resurrection-of-our-lord-jesus-christ/
Good Friday. What’s so good about it? (For an answer, listen to Fr. Jim Willig’s Gospel Study Easter Resurrection). In this drama the focus is Peter, the rock on whom our faith was built. Early on that rock faltered. Peter failed his Lord.
On this Holy Thursday, Fr. Michael dramatizes the Last Supper according to St. John. This story is different than the Last Supper narrative in the other Gospels. Watch to learn more. **The episode is in two parts (back to back), first Fr. Michael’s dramatization followed by his Exegesis.