Feast of St Josemaria

Mass of St Josemaria in Sydney

Mass of St Josemaria in Sydney

On Monday 27 June, a Mass was celebrated in honor of St Josemaria at St Mary's Cathedral. Despite the cold conditions, the Cathedral was full, with many young people in attendance. The principal celebrant was Bishop Peter Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay. Here is a transcript of his homily:

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“Brief indeed is our time for loving”

A son of God fears neither life nor death, because his spiritual life is founded on a sense of divine filiation. So he says to himself: God is my Father and he is the Author of all good; he is all Goodness. But, you and I, do we really act as sons of God?(The Forge, 987)

For us Christians the fleetingness of our journey through life should instead be a spur to help us make better use of our time. It should never be a motive for fearing Our Lord, and much less for looking upon death as a disastrous and final end. It had been said in countless ways, some more poetical than others that, by the grace and mercy of God, each year that ends is a step that takes us nearer to Heaven, our final home.

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