Bp Hugh Gilbert

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    Homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Sea Sunday)

    This is a timely Gospel. In it Jesus sends the Twelve out on mission – for the first time. He summons them to himself, sends them out two by two […]

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    Homily for the Feast of our Lady of Aberdeen

    “Woman, behold, your son” (Jn 19:26). On the Cross, our Lord gave to his mother the disciple he loved, the one closest to him. In doing that, he opened the […]

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    Homily for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    In July 1974, I was visiting Pluscarden Abbey, and the readings were those of today. The monk who was celebrating preached on the line in the 2nd reading, 2 Corinthians […]

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    Homily for 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    “The love of Christ overwhelms us”, says St Paul is today’s 2nd reading. He is talking about Christ’s love for us, shown in his self-giving on the Cross. His talking […]

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    Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

    In a poem, John Keats imagines the first Europeans to discover the Pacific Ocean. He’s thinking of the 16th c. Spanish conquistadores, Cortez and his men. They don’t even know […]

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    Homily for the Solemnity of Ascension

    “And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven.” This is the feast of the Ascension, forty days from Easter Sunday. In a […]

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    Homily for the 6th Sunday of Eastertide

    Today’s 2nd reading, Alleluia and Gospel use the word “love” 20 times. That says something, and it raises the question, what love? Is it common or garden love or something […]

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    Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

    Brothers and Sisters, today is the 3rd Sunday of Easter. It’s very encouraging that the Church doesn’t call these Sundays “Sundays after Easter” but “Sundays of Easter”. In the Church’s […]

     

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