Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter: Shocked, From the Inside Out

The Resurrection, by Peter Paul Rubens,
the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp, Belgium

(Easter Vigil; This homily was given on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 at the Chapel of The American College of the Immaculate Conception in Louvain, Belgium; See Genesis 1:1-2:2; 22:1-18, Exodus 14:15-15:1, Ezekiel 36:16-28 and Luke 24:1-12)

This is the first time I am able to proivide an audio recording of the homily (including the part where I almost knock over the Easter candle). I thank Mark Bentz, one of our fine seminarians here at the American College studying for the the Diocese of Portland in Oregon, for his expertise with the sound system (and for saving me the time of writing out a text for the blog!).

Please also check out the audio file of the Ave Maria, performed by the very gifted members of our music ministry here at the American College.

As always, continue to keep us all in your prayers, especially the 18 men studying here for the priesthood. A holy, blessed and happy Easter to you!