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...]

A Sermon on Human Dignity by Cardinal Gibbons, 1908


EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. OUR DIGNITY AS CHRISTIANS.  ROM. viii., 12-17.  IN this epistle St. Paul briefly points out to us our exalted dignity as Christians. He tells us that in being incorporated in the Christian family we become children of God, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, and joint heirs with Him in the [Read More...]