Sermon for Ascension Thursday: St. Paul the Apostle Church, Manhattan, 1913

Father Walter Elliott, C.S.P. (1842-1928)

  ASCENSION DAY. “And while they gazed on Him going into heaven.” From this Day’s Epistle.  SURELY, my brethren, our Lord Jesus Christ took to heaven with Him His Apostles hearts and souls. And this formed part of His joy. Next to the joy of being with them, was that of consciousness that their souls [Read More...]

Sermon by Fr. Francis X. Weninger, S.J., on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 1882


FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. “Thou art all, fair, my love, and there is not a spot in thee!”—Cant. 4. As Christ, in a figurative manner, is compared to the sun, whose rise imparts strength, consolation, and growth to our spiritual life, so in the same figurative manner, do we behold in Mary the mother [Read More...]

Sermon for a Children’s Mass, First Sunday of Advent, 1900


SERMONS FOR CHILDREN’S MASSES, FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Gospel. Luke xxi:  25-33.  At that time Jesus said to his disciples: There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of [Read More...]