Author: Fr Peter Crowe

Mass of Thanksgiving homily-The Priesthood

I was very honored recently to have been asked to preach for my friend’s Mass of Thanksgiving following his ordination to the sacred priesthood. The following is the homily I preached at his Mass, which was the extended vigil of Pentecost:

“Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant”

(Avē Imperātor (Cæsar), moritūrī tē salūtant.)

“Hail Emperor, we who are about to die salute you!” These are words ascribed to gladiators and even christian martyrs as they stood in the coliseum before they met their death. (more…)

Ten-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit

From the feast of the Ascension to Pentecost, the Church recalls the days the Apostles spent in prayer awaiting the promised coming of the Holy Spirit. Christian custom urges us to pray also in a special way these days for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We can pray for strength, to know ourselves better, or for a particular petition. In any case, we all need the gifts that the Holy Spirit promises! (more…)