Jesus promised to send an Advocate, the Holy Spirit. Have you ever thought about all the different images we have of the Holy Spirit? Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on these images and what they tell us about the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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Brian was ordained a priest in June 2021. He is currently working in the diocese of Brownsville, TX on the US-Mexico border. Brian grew up in Denver, CO, and went to Regis Jesuit High School followed by college at Saint Louis University. As a Jesuit, he studied International Development at Fordham University, which inspired two and half years working at a Jesuit nonprofit in Managua, Nicaragua. After theology studies at Boston College, Brian was ordained and sent to a new mission of his province on the border. He helps at a local parish in Brownsville, accompanies migrants on both sides of the border, and co-hosts The Jesuit Border Podcast. Brian’s extracurricular activities include cheering on Denver sports teams, growing a beard, and enjoying fellowship over beers.
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Jesus is Risen, Alleluia! | One-Minute Homily
Happy Easter! Today we celebrate that Jesus conquered sin and death so that we can have eternal life with him. Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on how we can celebrate.
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover | One-Minute Homily
Like the woman at the well, we may not always realize when we are encountering Jesus. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on how we can open our eyes and hearts to recognize Jesus in those around us.
We are Sinners, Loved by God | One-Minute Homily
It’s true, we’re sinners, but we are sinners loved by God. Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on the importance of admitting our weakness and God’s mercy.
Faith like a Fisherman | One-Minute Homily
What was Jesus looking for in his disciples? What does he look for in us? Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on the faith of the fishermen that Jesus called to be disciples.
The Jesuit Border Podcast Season 3 Study Guide
In the third season of the Jesuit Border Podcast, Frs. Brian and Louie get to know those helping migrants in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. This guide can help you use the series for classroom teaching, group discussion, or deeper personal reflection.
Epiphany of the Lord: All for One, One for All | One-Minute Homily
The visit of the Magi reminds us that Jesus came into the world for all people. Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on how we can live this out by showing love to all.
The Jesuit Border Podcast Season 2 Study Guide: The Corporal Works of Mercy
The Jesuit Border Podcast seeks to promote a greater understanding of the migrant situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Catholic response. In the second season, Frs. Louie and Brian explore the Corporal Works of Mercy and how they are lived out on the border. Our study guide can help you use the series for classroom teaching, group discussion, or deeper personal reflection.
The Jesuit Border Podcast: Season 1 Study Guide
The Jesuit Border Podcast explores the migrant situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Catholic response. Louie Hotop, SJ, and Brian Strassburger, SJ, share stories and interviews while reflecting on the themes of Catholic Social Teaching. This study guide can help you dive deeper into the podcast and share it in a parish, classroom, or small group setting.