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2017 SERMON ARCHIVE

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

Sermons by Fr. Rodríguez in English

Humbling the Tongue

A saint once explained how most of his troubles began with talking about himself. When we start with God and His saints, not so. It is quite notable that the Canon (in Latin) begins with a focus on God where the Eucharistic Prayer (in English) begins with a focus on man. We must humble our tongue by taking the "lowest seat" as per Our Lord's parable. We must avoid sins of the tongue such as perjury, calumny, detraction, profanity and cursing. Our Lord proclaimed, “I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36), and St. Philip Neri taught: "To speak of ourselves without cause, saying, 'I have said,' or 'I have done,' incapacitates us for receiving spiritual consolations.”

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Given by Fr. Ioannes Petrus, September 24, 2017 (-.)

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Humbling the Tongue

A saint once explained how most of his troubles began with talking about himself. When we start with God and His saints, not so. It is quite notable that the Canon (in Latin) begins with a focus on God where the Eucharistic Prayer (in English) begins with a focus on man. We must humble our tongue by taking the "lowest seat" as per Our Lord's parable. We must avoid sins of the tongue such as perjury, calumny, detraction, profanity and cursing. Our Lord proclaimed, “I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36), and St. Philip Neri taught: "To speak of ourselves without cause, saying, 'I have said,' or 'I have done,' incapacitates us for receiving spiritual consolations.”

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Given by Fr. Ioannes Petrus, September 24, 2017 (-.)