Collection of Homilies, talks, and reflections by Deacon Corey D. Bruns.
Corey is a Transitional Deacon and Seminarian for the Diocese of Owensboro, KY. He blogs regularly at CoreyBruns.com, his blog on "Walking the Way of Beauty."
"Hearts aflame" comes from Luke 24:13-35, the Gospel Story of the Road to Emmaus. My prayer is that this collection of my homilies, talks, and reflections, might help you to allow Christ to set your own heart aflame with the fire of His love and the knowledge that you are wonderfully, and beautifully made as God's sons and daughters.
"Salvation Has Come for You." - Homily for Palm Sunday Vespers.
Preached at Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro KY
Reading from Vespers: Acts 13:26-30
My brothers, it was to us that this message of salvation was sent forth. The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their rulers failed to recognize him, and in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets, which we read sabbath after sabbath. Even though they found no charge against him which deserved death, they begged Pilate to have him executed. Once they had thus brought about all that had been written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. Yet God raised him from the dead.
Charity Requires Sacrifice - Homily for Monday of the Third Week of Lent, Year B
Preached in the Saint Theodora Guerin Oratory - Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology
Friday Lenten Reflections - "Are you ready for the Feast?"
I'm going to be sharing these short reflections on the Friday's of Lent. I hope that they will help you in your Lenten journey.
Daily Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021921.cfm
"With Her Help" - Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes
Preached in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology
"Gathering the Harvest Without Delay" - Homily for Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time, Year B.
Preached in the Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas - Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology
"Tearing the Heavens" - Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
I wrote this homily for my Patristics Class, knowing that I would be able to preach it for a parish this weekend. Unfortunately, due to my Grandmother's passing, I am not able to do so, but since I had recorded it for class, I'm uploading it here.
A Friend of Christ - Homily for the Feast of Saint Thomas Becket
Preached at Saint Francis Solanus Catholic Church - Quincy, Illinois
Homily for Friday of the Third Week of Advent, The Scandal of Emmanuel
The Scandal in today's Gospel isn't an unwed mother or an unwed pregnancy.
Preached at the 12:05 Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen, Owensboro
Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B: Gospel of the Day "Gaudete"
The Gospel of the Day from John was chosen due to the reading of Vespers not changing on Sunday's throughout the Advent Season.
Preached at Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro KY during the Sunday Holy Hour and celebration of Vespers
Homily for the First Sunday of Advent Year B:
The Gospel of the day from Mark 13 was chosen due to the reading of Vespers not changing on Sunday's throughout the Advent Season.
Preached at Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro, KY during the Sunday Holy Hour and celebration of Vespers.
Homily for the Feast of Saint Margaret Mary - October 16th, 2020
Preached in the Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas at Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology.
Daily Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/101620.cfm
Homily for Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time. Preached in the Saint Mother Theodora Guerin Oratory at Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology. Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090120.cfm
Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A (8th Sunday after Trinity)
Preached at Our Lady & Saint John Catholic Church, meeting at Saint Martin of Tours in Louisville, KY.
Mass was offered in the Ordinariate Form of the Roman Rite.
Given at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church in Owensboro, KY for the Diocesan Young Adult Holy Hour.
What would our lives be like if we took the time for a small pause...a Eucharistic comma?
Reading: Colossians 1:9b-11
May you attain full knowledge of God’s will through perfect wisdom and spiritual insight. Then you will lead a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him in every way. You will multiply good works of every sort and grow in the knowledge of God. By the might of his glory you will be endowed with the strength needed to stand fast, even to endure joyfully whatever may come.
The Gospel and my homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A. Preached at Saint Pius X Catholic Church, Owensboro, KY.
Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/071920.cfm (Long form of the Gospel was used)
Lift High the Cross. Reflection on the Daily Readings for Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter. April 21, 2020. “So must the Son of Man be lifted up.” Daily readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042120.cfm Song for the day: https://open.spotify.com/track/1HlXP4x8yRhJW3TTb9TBr4?si=wkef5hYDRh2g0Q6EWUZMxw
Reflection for Thursday in the Octave of Easter on Luke 24:35-48 Readings for today can be found: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041620.cfm Song for the day: https://open.spotify.com/track/1SIFNp2PtUYULmSefexzFH?si=tc0YojpBTrynjHLGBl_-ww
Reflection for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter on the Gospel of Luke 24:13-35, “The Road to Emmaus” Today’s readings can be found: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041520.cfm Song for today’s Gospel: https://youtu.be/uMpe3jVtFMs