We don't LIE down quietly, we LAY down our lives to follow the living God. Today, Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, mixes a grammar lesson with a reflection on the God of the living in this week's One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, November 10. What’s the...
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Joe Simmons, SJ studied theology at Boston College, and was ordained a priest at his alma mater, Marquette University, in 2017. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in theology and literature at Campion Hall, University of Oxford. Joe enjoys language(s), running, and wrestling with the big questions.
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One-Minute Homily: “St. John Henry Newman, Pray for Us”
Today John Henry Newman was canonized as a Saint of the Catholic Church. Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, reflects on how "outsiders" can help us recognize the beauty of what's right in front of us. Based on the readings for Sunday, October 13, 2019. “Growth,” Cardinal Newman...
One-Minute Homily: “Where We Come From”
Do we acknowledge where the gift of our faith comes from? Today would normally be the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, so Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, decided to explore the importance of remembering those who passed on the faith in this week's One-Minute Homily. What are the...
One-Minute Homily: “Spiritually Prepared”
What would you put in a spiritual survival kit? Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, talks about bug-out bags and the call to be prepared in this week's One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, August 11, 2019, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/33sS8gD If Jesus came...
One-Minute Homily: “Space at the Table”
What can the Holy Trinity teach us about making space for others? Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, shares a story and a lesson for this week's One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, May 27, 2018, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/2J2NQov
One-Minute Homily: “Christ’s Wounds, Our Wounds”
Jesus' wounds help Thomas to believe. What do our own wounds say about us? Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, gives this week's One-Minute Homily. Based on the Sunday readings, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/2q5euSa
Hopes for Priestly Life: Credibility, Friendship, Honesty
At the doorstep of ordination to the priesthood, Joe Simmons, SJ names three desires for life as a priest…
The Gift of Empathy: RIP, J. Donald Monan, S.J.
The death of a beloved Boston College leader prompts Joe Simmons, SJ to wonder about communal grief in an age of technological isolation.
Four Reasons NOT to Read This Article
Joe Simmons wonders how a physically active, sociable adult can get pulled in, and pulled down, by a morning on the Magical World of Internet.