Homily
Fr. Simon Rundell SCP
Jesus is God
Mary is his Mother
Go to Mass
anamnesis
Let everyone be struck with
 fear, the whole world tremble,
   and the heavens exult when
Christ, the Son of the living Go...
O wonderful loftiness and
      stupendous dignity!
      O sublime humility!
      O humble sublimity!
The Lord of the un...
See the humility of God, dear
friends, and pour out your hearts
           before Him!
Humble yourselves that you may
     be exalted by Him!
Hold back nothing of yourselves
  for yourselves, that He Who
gives Himself totally to you may
       receive you totally!
Men have found no
better thing than this to
           do:
for kings at their
    crowning
for criminals going to
    the scaffold;
for armies in triumph
for a bride and
bridegroom in a little
   country church;
for the proclamation of
        a dogma
for a good crop of
      wheat;
for the wisdom of the
Parliament of a mighty
        nation
for a sick old woman
    afraid to die;
for a schoolboy sitting
    an examination
for Columbus setting out
  to discover America;
for the famine of whole
       provinces
for the soul of a dead
        lover;
in thankfulness because
my father did not die of
      pneumonia;
for a village headman
much tempted to return
 to fetish because the
   yams had failed;
because the Turk was at
 the gates of Vienna;
for the repentance of
      Margaret;
for the settlement of a
        strike;
for a son for a barren
       woman;
for Captain so-and-so,
wounded and prisoner-
       of-war;
while the lions roared in
       the nearby
    amphitheatre;
on the beach at
   Dunkirk;
while the hiss of scythes
 in the thick June grass
  came faintly through
   the windows of the
         church;
tremulously, by an old
  monk on the fiftieth
anniversary of his vows;
furtively, by an exiled
bishop who had hewn
  timber all day in a
   prison camp near
      Murmansk;
gorgeously, for the
canonisation of S. Joan
        of Arc
plebs sancta Dei
the holy common people of God
Jesus is God.
Mary is his Mother
Go to Mass.
Amen.
Homily For Corpus Christi 2009
Homily For Corpus Christi 2009
Homily For Corpus Christi 2009
Homily For Corpus Christi 2009
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Supporting homily on feast of Corpus Christi using words from Dom Gregory Dix's "Shape of the Liturgy" and St Francis of Assisi's Meditation on the Blessed Sacrament

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Homily For Corpus Christi 2009

  1. 1. Homily Fr. Simon Rundell SCP
  2. 2. Jesus is God
  3. 3. Mary is his Mother
  4. 4. Go to Mass
  5. 5. anamnesis
  6. 6. Let everyone be struck with fear, the whole world tremble, and the heavens exult when Christ, the Son of the living God, is present on the altar in the hands of a priest!
  7. 7. O wonderful loftiness and stupendous dignity! O sublime humility! O humble sublimity! The Lord of the universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles Himself that He hides Himself for our salvation under an ordinary piece of bread!
  8. 8. See the humility of God, dear friends, and pour out your hearts before Him!
  9. 9. Humble yourselves that you may be exalted by Him!
  10. 10. Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves, that He Who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally!
  11. 11. Men have found no better thing than this to do:
  12. 12. for kings at their crowning
  13. 13. for criminals going to the scaffold;
  14. 14. for armies in triumph
  15. 15. for a bride and bridegroom in a little country church;
  16. 16. for the proclamation of a dogma
  17. 17. for a good crop of wheat;
  18. 18. for the wisdom of the Parliament of a mighty nation
  19. 19. for a sick old woman afraid to die;
  20. 20. for a schoolboy sitting an examination
  21. 21. for Columbus setting out to discover America;
  22. 22. for the famine of whole provinces
  23. 23. for the soul of a dead lover;
  24. 24. in thankfulness because my father did not die of pneumonia;
  25. 25. for a village headman much tempted to return to fetish because the yams had failed;
  26. 26. because the Turk was at the gates of Vienna;
  27. 27. for the repentance of Margaret;
  28. 28. for the settlement of a strike;
  29. 29. for a son for a barren woman;
  30. 30. for Captain so-and-so, wounded and prisoner- of-war;
  31. 31. while the lions roared in the nearby amphitheatre;
  32. 32. on the beach at Dunkirk;
  33. 33. while the hiss of scythes in the thick June grass came faintly through the windows of the church;
  34. 34. tremulously, by an old monk on the fiftieth anniversary of his vows;
  35. 35. furtively, by an exiled bishop who had hewn timber all day in a prison camp near Murmansk;
  36. 36. gorgeously, for the canonisation of S. Joan of Arc
  37. 37. plebs sancta Dei the holy common people of God
  38. 38. Jesus is God.
  39. 39. Mary is his Mother
  40. 40. Go to Mass.
  41. 41. Amen.

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