Bp Hugh Gilbert

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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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    Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

    Today is the 2nd Sunday of Easter, also called Sunday in the Octave of Easter. This is the 8th day since Easter Sunday. And in liturgical thinking, the 8th day […]

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    Mini-Sermon for Easter Thursday

    A mini-sermon delivered by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB at Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Aberdeen.

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    Homily for Easter Day

    “This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.” That’s from Ps 117 (118), and repeated over and over again in the Easter Octave and the Easter […]

     

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