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.…Details
In this Gospel, Jesus offers peace to his disciples but at a price. The price of Christ’s peace is obedience; obedience to the will of God. Fr. Jim asks us to look deeply into our lives and to those moments of stress and anguish to see if we are truly and obediently doing the will…Details
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…Details
“While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands…Details
Watch as Fr. Michael dramatizes the discovery of the empty tomb and the realization of the Resurrection. Fr. Jim’s commentary follows the dramatization.
This week we have a two for one: A Gospel Study on Doubting Thomas by Fr. Jim Willig that combines stories of doubt with stories of love and hope. I tear up at the end of his commentary every time. Following that, Fr. Michael shares the homily given by Pope Francis on the day that…Details
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.
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.