• The Monastery and the Local Church

    Talk given at the Benedictine Monastery of Kornelimuenster, Germany on 26 August 2012.  Thank you for the opportunity to address this subject, and especially on such a memorable occasion- the golden […]

  • Homily for the Opening of the Year of Faith

    St Mary’s Cathedral, 11 October 2012; St Mary’s, Inverness, 12 October 2012 (The readings for these Masses were drawn from the Mass for the Spread of the Gospel / the […]

  • The Year of Faith

    Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, speaks to the Newman Association about the Year of Faith on Thursday 4th October 2012.

  • The Birthday of John the Baptist

    ‘His name is John’ (Lk 1:63). Today we keep the birthday of this John, John the Baptiser. After our Lord, the Church keeps the earthly birthdays only of Mary and […]

  • Diamond Jubilee

    Princess Elizabeth came of age – 21 in those days – during her 1947 tour of South Africa. In a broadcast marking the occasion, she said this: ‘I declare before […]

  • Bishop’s Hugh Easter Vigil homily

    The Liturgy is always full of signs and symbols, but especially tonight. I’d like to take three: a ring with a dragon, night, and water.

  • Homily for Station Mass

    Since 2002, the new Missal has offered a second Opening Prayer or Collect for today – the Friday of the 5th week of Lent. It was used at the beginning […]

  • Homily for Chrism Mass

    ‘The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me’ (Is 61:1; Lk 4:18).  The parish of Buckie is known for its music. And it’s […]


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