Review: Memento Mori

Memento Mori: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful narrative set in Roman Brittania featuring our eponymous hero Gaius Petreius Ruso, a former medical officer with Rome's Twentieth Legion, part-time farmer, and semi-professional sleuth. More murder and intrigue follow in the wake of Ruso … Continue reading Review: Memento Mori

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Homilies: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C

My homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. "The Magi, whoever they were, came to encounter Jesus Christ through following the signs that guided them. Are we able to … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C

Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C

My homily for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52. "Families are important to us as human beings and as believers. They are the domestic … Continue reading Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C

Homilies: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C

My homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent (Year C) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton on Sunday 16 December 2018. The readings were Zephaniah 3:14-18; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18. "Our readings today remind us that preparations for Christmas during Advent are about preparing ourselves to welcome the Reign of … Continue reading Homilies: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C