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Words Homiletical and Poetical, Reflective and Narrative - Join Fr. Richard René for words homiletical and poetical, reflective and narrative. Come and explore the challenges of the spiritual life at the intersection of the eternal Gospel and the 21st century.

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The Voice of Stones

Through His Incarnation, God makes it possible for all things to praise Him.


27 Apr 2016

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Lift Up the Darkness

Why does God allow rough storms to buffet us? Fr. Richard encourages us to look for responses to this question rather than answers.


16 Nov 2012

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Fundamental Compassion

Don't worry about big acts, but rather concern yourself with the fundamental needs that people have.


19 Feb 2015

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Do We Believe?

Fr. Richard explains that God brings us to Church to show us that He loves us.


9 Oct 2013

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A Third Way of Reading the Bible

Fr. Richard explains the prophetic method of scriptural exegesis.


24 Oct 2012

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That We May See Him Clearly

Fr. Richard shares his homily from the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ.


6 Aug 2013

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Noah and the Ark of Salvation

Fr. Richard explains how the story of Noah points to Jesus Christ.


28 May 2014

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The Demoniac is Not the Demon

Who is the enemy in our spiritual war? Fr. Richard reminds us that it is not flesh and blood, but rather the demon of our age.


30 Oct 2013

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Being Human: Part Two

Fr. Richard reminds us that we have the God-given potential to rise above those things that would subject us.


19 Mar 2014

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Annunciation and the Power of Words

Fr. Richard reminds us that we can conceive in others the presence of God through our words.


26 Mar 2014

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The Last Judgement: What to Expect

What will guarantee that we do not spend eternity in joy, beholding the presence of our Lord, is our expectations.


9 Mar 2016

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Overcoming Resentment: Part One

Fr. Richard examines the various ironies of resentment.


27 Mar 2013

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Becoming Fully Dimensional

Fr. Richard explains what it truly means to be perfected.


10 Jul 2013

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The Myrrhbearers and the Social Gospel

Fr. Richard explains what the story of the Myrrhbearers has to teach us about the social teaching of the Church.


14 May 2014

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The Mystery of God’s Judgment

It is not appropriate for us to judge others or to question God's judgment.


31 Aug 2015

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Overcoming Resentment: Part Two

Fr. Richard explains how to overcome resentment.


3 Apr 2013

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The Nation of the Heart

What is the arena in which the fate of the human soul is decided?


9 Mar 2015

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Speaking the One True Language

Fr. Richard examines the connection between Pentecost and Babel.


1 Jun 2015

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Why Keep Walking?

What do the Myrrhbearers have to teach us about coming to church?


18 May 2016

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On St. Nicholas and Making a Difference

The Church is here to bring peace and joy in the midst of our sufferings. It is not here to make a difference in this world.


9 Dec 2015

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