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...]

A Sermon on Thanksgiving, 1913

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

  “Were not ten made clean? And where are the nine?”— From this Sunday’s Gospel. These are reproachful words, my brethren. Our good Saviour is indignant, because, of the ten men whom He healed of leprosy, nine forgot to return and thank Him. What a big majority—nine to one in favor of forgetting to acknowledge [Read More...]

A Sermon on the Apostolate of Conversation, by Father Walter Elliott, C.S.P., 1913

Walter Elliott

Apostolate of Conversation. “And the string of his tongue was loosed; and he spoke right.” To enable us to speak right the Son of God must loosen our tongues by a special grace, sometimes by a miracle of grace; for our conversation is too often friv olous, sometimes uncharitable, seldom devoted to spirit ual things. [Read More...]