Category Archives: Homilies

Thanksgiving Day Homily

In gratitude for good all good things in our lives, including good preaching, I share with you Father Cecil’s homily from the Thanksgiving Day Mass this morning. *** As most everyone knows, our Thanksgiving Day was first celebrated by English … Continue reading

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Funeral Homily for +Rev. Jude John Gray, OSB

Here is the text for the homily given by Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB at Father Jude’s funeral mass: Funeral for Fr. Jude Gray, O.S.B.                                                  March 19, 2016 We all know Fr. Jude was a great preacher and orator….one of the … Continue reading

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Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Earlier this week, on Monday, April 28 the monastery celebrated the feast of its patron, Saint Anselm of Canterbury at the rank of a solemnity.  (Because the usual date for the feast, April 21, fell during the Octave of Easter, … Continue reading

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Abbot Mark’s homily for Bro. John Paul’s Solemn Profession

This is the text of the homily given by Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. on the occasion of the Mass at which Bro. John Paul James, O.S.B. professed his solemn vows to the monastic community at Saint Anselm Abbey, on July … Continue reading

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The Trinity and the Stained Glass Windows of the Abbey Church

Monks are often asked to explain the meaning of the stained glass windows in the abbey church here, as the three main windows are meant to express in abstract form each person of the Trinity in glorious color.  Yesterday on … Continue reading

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Presentation of the Lord

While this homily is several weeks old, I am posting it now as it has a lovely reflection not only on the Feast Day for February 2nd, but also a recollection by Abbot Matthew on his own beginnings in monastic … Continue reading

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Funeral Mass for Robert Collins, audio link

You may access the entire funeral mass at this link.

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