Pope Saint Gregory the Great (second Feast of Title and Dedication)

The Eucharist means “Thanksgiving;” — this one, particularly. A generous welcome to a thriving home. The Naming of Names, and the Communion of Saints — personal friends in the Churches Militant and Glorious. A wonderful experience in Rome. Rich and close connections: Rome and Canterbury; Gregory and Augustine. Two aspects of Gregory’s English mission, and their contemporary relevance. The Ordinariate — Benedict’s prophetic vision: after a half century of talking, organic healing of five hundred years’ separation…and the most important aspect of evangelization (probably not what you’re thinking…but direct from an unimpeachable Source).

This homily was preached by Fr. Jürgen Liias on September 3, 2014. The Order of Service is here.