When Jesus ascended into heaven and left his disciples, he did not leave them alone. Eric Immel, SJ, reminds us that Christ remains with us too in this One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for the Ascension of the Lord. https://youtu.be/tOy2Ht4QTxg It’s a famous...
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Eric was raised in Green Bay, and despite his best efforts to remain indifferent, the Packers have a stronghold on his emotional well-being. He enjoys grilling bratwurst, whales, and playing the drums. If he weren't a Jesuit, he'd likely make a last ditch effort at penning terrible pop songs. He appreciates a good beard and Stanley Tucci movies, and he studies theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
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I Used to Hate ‘Standing Room Only’ Masses, Now I Want It More Than Ever
Churches are empty these days. Even if they open up again soon, the norms of physical distancing will necessarily limit the way that we pray together. No more hugs and handshakes. No more chalices. No more songbooks, holy water fonts, or donuts after Mass. At least, not yet.
The Road to Emmaus: Encounter with Jesus | One-Minute Homily
The story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus reminds us that Jesus is always willing to take time to encounter us and draw us closer to himself. Eric Immel, SJ, reflects in this week's One-Minute Homily, based on the readings for Sunday, April 26, 2020....
Music Videos on YouTube Have Helped My Prayer During This Pandemic
If you’re anything like me, you might be spending more time than usual on YouTube. In light of COVID-19, the way I watch has changed, and videos with music have been a source of joy and hope in these trying times.
The Man Born Blind: An Encounter with Jesus | One-Minute Homily
How do we get to know Jesus? Well, talk to him! Eric Immel, SJ, talks about Jesus, the blind man, and what it means to encounter Jesus in this week’s One-Minute Homily.
Coronavirus Has Shifted Reality, and My Mind and Heart Are Scattered
The gift of a scattered mind is that it reaches to the limits of everything I know and grasps to make sense of it. It’s the only way that a new baby girl, a recollection of old habits, a life in religious community, and a global pandemic can come together and remind me that love is greater than fear. Love is the only thing that brings my mind back to center.
Turn the Other Cheek and Other Hard Lessons | One-Minute Homily
Turn the other cheek, give your cloak, love your enemies.
During Super Bowl LIV I Cheered for the Packers…and Jesus
I’m a proud son of Green Bay, WI, and I have plenty of Packers apparel in my wardrobe. The other day I was at the gym, and given my workout clothing rotation, it happened that I was wearing a Packers t-shirt and shorts – green and gold from head to toe.
Calling of the Disciples: Moving and Making Friends | One-Minute Homily
Even Jesus sought out friends. Eric Immel, SJ, reminds us of the friendship that Jesus was calling the first disciples into in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 26, which you can read here: http://bit.ly/OMH012620