Catholic Sermons: “Holy Mass a Treasure” (1912)


In further considering the First Commandment of the Church it is to be noted that there is no other difference between the Third Commandment of God and the First Commandment of the Church except that the Church, inspired by the Holy Ghost and following Apostolic tradition, orders the Sunday to be observed instead of the [Read More...]

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...]