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2017 SERMON ARCHIVE

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

Sermons by Fr. Rodríguez in English

St Juan Diego and Evangelical Violence

St. Jerome taught “there is great violence involved when we who have been born on the earth seek to possess a heavenly home through virtue, which we have not retained through nature.” St. Gregory the Great held that a soul seeking his former innocence (i.e., virtue not retained by nature) can even recover something greater. Yet it takes “evangelical violence” – the challenge of prayer, study, penance and overcoming past vice. Devotion to Our Lady is a must too. Today’s saint, Juan Diego, provides an excellent model. A once-pagan and priest, he helped the Catholics defeat the Aztecs, was subsequently baptized, and grew in his devotion to the Virgin Mother of God.

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Given by Fr. Ioannes Petrus, December 9, 2017 (-.)

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St Juan Diego and Evangelical Violence

St. Jerome taught “there is great violence involved when we who have been born on the earth seek to possess a heavenly home through virtue, which we have not retained through nature.” St. Gregory the Great held that a soul seeking his former innocence (i.e., virtue not retained by nature) can even recover something greater. Yet it takes “evangelical violence” – the challenge of prayer, study, penance and overcoming past vice. Devotion to Our Lady is a must too. Today’s saint, Juan Diego, provides an excellent model. A once-pagan and priest, he helped the Catholics defeat the Aztecs, was subsequently baptized, and grew in his devotion to the Virgin Mother of God.

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Given by Fr. Ioannes Petrus, December 9, 2017 (-.)