"God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world." (Gal. 6: 14)

Friday, February 08, 2008

Quinquagesima Sunday

Dear Friends,

Here is the link for the sermon for Quinquagesima Sunday.

May God bless you.
Bishop Giles OFM

1 comment:

Michael H. J. said...

I recall listening to sermons such as this in 1966--I was in the eight grade. The Redemptorists were asked to "give a retreat," during Lent that year. This was before the poisons of Vatican II had permeated everything.
For several nights I returned, never tiring of what was said so eloquently, with such passion. The sermons were beautiful yet formadable. I sat "bolt-up straight" when they mentioned eternity and hell, in Stentorian tones; they spoke beautifully about forgiveness--it was emotional. Somthinmg inside said, "Pay attention to this..."
That is what I am reminded of when listening to Bishop Butler's Sermons--as if he were reading a portion of something I had thought, heard before somewhere, remembered, experienced--pulling it from deep inside myself.
At times it is uncanny; his is a very sober voice about the "straight and narrow path" in a drunken world gone mad.