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Hearts Aflame

Hearts Aflame

By Father Corey D. Bruns
Collection of Homilies, talks, and reflections by Father Corey D. Bruns.

Father Bruns is a priest of 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.
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Fear Not! - Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Childlike Wonder - Homily for the XXV Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Childlike Wonder - Homily for the XXV Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/091921.cfm
14:32
September 19, 2021
Fear Not! - Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
“Fear Not!” - Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Preached at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel and Newman Center, Bowling Green , KY. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090521.cfm
12:12
September 5, 2021
“Be a Doer! Act Upon His Word!” - Homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
“Be a Doer! Act Upon His Word!” - Homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/082921.cfm
15:34
August 29, 2021
Bienvenidos a Casa! Este es el templo de Dios - Homilia por el XXI Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario
Bienvenidos a Casa! Este es el templo de Dios - Homilia por el XXI Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario https://bible.usccb.org/es/bible/lecturas/082221.cfm
15:06
August 22, 2021
“Levántala sobre tus hombros” Homilia por la solemnidad de la Asunción de Maria
“Levántala sobre tus hombros” Homilia por la solemnidad de la Asunción de Maria https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081521-Day.cfm
14:38
August 16, 2021
“Take Him at His Word” - Homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
“Take Him at His Word” - Homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080821.cfm
14:05
August 8, 2021
“Este pan tiene un nombre” - Homilia por el XVIII Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B
“Este pan tiene un nombre” - Homilia por el XVIII Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B
13:09
August 2, 2021
Homilia por el XVII Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B.
Homilia por el XVII Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B. https://bible.usccb.org/es/bible/lecturas/072521.cfm
16:50
July 26, 2021
“Look Up!” - Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.
“Look Up!” - Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/072521.cfm Preached at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bowling Green, KY
14:12
July 25, 2021
¡Sed Santo! - Homilia por el XV Domingo en tiempo Ordinario, Año B
¡Sed Santo! - Homilia por el XV Domingo en tiempo Ordinario, Año B. Predicando en la iglesia Católica de San José, Bowling Green, KY
16:52
July 11, 2021
Abraza tu debilidad! - Homilia por el XIV Domingo en tiempo Ordinario, Año B
Abraza tu debilidad! - Homilia por el XIV Domingo en tiempo Ordinario, Año B. Lecturas: https://bible.usccb.org/es/bible/lecturas/070421.cfm Praedicando en la iglesia de San José, Bowling Green, KY
18:58
July 4, 2021
Embrace Your Weakness - Homily for the 14 Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Embrace Your Weakness - Homily for the 14 Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B || Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/070421.cfm || Preached at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bowling Green, KY
14:14
July 3, 2021
Reach Out! - Homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.
Reach Out! - Homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062721.cfm
15:07
June 27, 2021
“Cállete Enumudece!.” Homilia por el XII Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B.
“Cállete Enumudece!.” Homilia por el XII Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B. Praedicando en La iglesia Católica de San José, Bowling Green, KY Junio 20, 2021 https://bible.usccb.org/es/bible/lecturas/062021.cfm
13:55
June 20, 2021
Homily for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.
Homily for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062021.cfm
09:49
June 20, 2021
“Señor, es bueno darte gracias.” Homilia por el XI Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B.
“Señor, es bueno darte gracias.” Homilia por el XI Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario, Año B. Praedicando en La iglesia Católica de San José, Bowling Green, KY Junio 13,2021
17:52
June 13, 2021
“Lord, it is good to give thanks to you!” Homily for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.
“Lord, it is good to give thanks to you!” Homily for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Preached at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bowling Green, KY June 13, 2021
12:50
June 13, 2021
Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Preached at Saint Romuald Church, Hardinsburg, KY Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/060621.cfm
16:13
June 6, 2021
Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Preached at Saint Francis Solanus in Quincy, Illinois on May 30th.
19:33
May 30, 2021
Homily for Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Homily for Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time St. Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro  Daily readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052521.cfm
05:27
May 25, 2021
Homily for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Homily for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Second Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr. Corey D. Bruns St. Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052421.cfm
12:41
May 25, 2021
Homily during Holy Hour for Vocations - May 21st, 2021
Homily during Holy Hour for Vocations - May 21st, 2021 St. Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro, KY
15:42
May 25, 2021
"Do you love Him? Follow Him" - Homily for Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
"Do you love Him? Follow Him" - Homily for Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Daily readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052121.cfm
08:50
May 21, 2021
"Giving glory to God" - Homily for Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
"Giving glory to God" - Homily for Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Preached at Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/051821.cfm
08:47
May 18, 2021
"Salvation Has Come for You." - Homily for Palm Sunday Vespers.
"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.
11:58
March 28, 2021
"Entering into Holy Week, Can you Taste His Tears?" - Homily for Palm Sunday Year B
"Entering into Holy Week, Can you Taste His Tears?" - Homily for Palm Sunday Year B Preached at Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro, KY Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032821.cfm
06:27
March 27, 2021
"Frustrated with God?" - Reflection for Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent
"Frustrated with God?" - Reflection for Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Daily Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032621.cfm
06:51
March 26, 2021
"Do you Dare to Love?" - Reflection for Friday of the Third Week of Lent
"Do you Dare to Love?" - Reflection for Friday of the Third Week of Lent https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031221.cfm
05:29
March 12, 2021
"Being Grateful" - Reflection for Friday of the Second Week of Lent
"Being Grateful" - Reflection for Friday of the Second Week of Lent
04:42
March 12, 2021
Charity Requires Sacrifice - Homily for Monday of the Third Week of Lent, Year B
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 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/030821.cfm
09:11
March 8, 2021
"The Grace of Reconciliation" - Reflection for Friday of the First Week of Lent
"The Grace of Reconciliation" - Reflection for Friday of the First Week of Lent Daily Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022621.cfm
04:42
February 26, 2021
Friday Lenten Reflections - "Are you ready for the Feast?"
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
04:27
February 26, 2021
"With Her Help" - Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes
"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 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021121.cfm
09:16
February 11, 2021
"Gathering the Harvest Without Delay" - Homily for Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time, Year B
"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 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012921.cfm
07:57
January 29, 2021
"Responding in Love" - Homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B
Responding in Love - Homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Preached at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen in Owensboro, KY https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011721.cfm
16:26
January 17, 2021
"Tearing the Heavens" - Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
"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. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011021.cfm
12:52
January 9, 2021
Homily for Mary Mother of God
Homily for Mary Mother of God  Preached at Christ the King Catholic Church, Springfield, IL https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010121.cfm
07:55
January 1, 2021
A Friend of Christ - Homily for the Feast of Saint Thomas Becket
A Friend of Christ - Homily for the Feast of Saint Thomas Becket Preached at Saint Francis Solanus Catholic Church - Quincy, Illinois Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122920.cfm https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-850th-anniversary-martyrdom-saint-thomas-becket/?fbclid=IwAR1l-eG1UEFwbn9wX2sF_rUJiS0kZgC_F5iMUjHGXDyfnUsMAHpdl8cWHNc
08:20
December 29, 2020
"The Blood of Stephen" - Homily for the Feast of Saint Stephen
"The Blood of Stephen" - Homily for the Feast of Saint Stephen Preached in the Cathedral of Saint Stephen, Owensboro. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122620.cfm
11:59
December 26, 2020
"According to Your Word" - Homily for Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of Advent
According to Your Word, Homily for Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of Advent Preached at Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro. Gospel of the Day https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122020.cfm
13:23
December 21, 2020
"The Prayer of Yes" - Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B
"The Prayer of Yes" - Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B Preached at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen, Owensboro, KY https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122020.cfm
13:48
December 19, 2020
Homily for Friday of the Third Week of Advent, The Scandal of Emmanuel
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  https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121820.cfm
08:21
December 18, 2020
"Turning on the Light" Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B: Gospel of the Day "Gaudete"
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 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121320.cfm 
13:29
December 14, 2020
Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Where are you?”
Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Where are you?” https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120820.cfm
11:45
December 7, 2020
Homily for Friday of the First Week of Advent: “Creator of the Stars of Night”
Homily for Friday of the First Week of Advent - Preached at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Indianapolis. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120420.cfm
07:13
December 4, 2020
Homily for Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
Homily for Tuesday of the First Week of Advent. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120120.cfm
06:29
December 1, 2020
Homily for the First Sunday of Advent Year B: Gospel of the Day
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.
16:20
November 30, 2020
Homily for the Feast of Saint Margaret Mary - October 16th, 2020
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 
08:44
October 16, 2020
Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows - September 15th, 2020
Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Recorded before preaching in the Guerin Oratory at Saint Meinrad Seminary. Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/091520.cfm
07:11
September 15, 2020
“What is there about His Word?” - Homily for Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time
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
07:15
September 1, 2020
Homily for Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time - Year A
Homily for Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time - Year A Preached at the Church of Saints Joseph and Paul, Owensboro, KY. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081320.cfm
07:44
August 13, 2020
Homily for the Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr - August 10, 2020
Homily for the Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr - August 10, 2020 Preached at the Church of Saint Francis Solanus - Quincy, Illinois. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081020.cfm
07:50
August 10, 2020
Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A (8th Sunday after Trinity)
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. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080320.cfm
13:55
August 3, 2020
Homily for the Feast of Saint Martha, July 29th, 2020. - "The Hope of Martha"
My Homily for the Feast of Saint Martha, July 29th, 2020. - "The Hope of Martha" Preached at Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro, KY Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/072920.cfm
07:22
July 29, 2020
Homily for the Young Adult Holy Hour - "A Eucharistic Comma"
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.
08:16
July 28, 2020
Homily for Sunday in the 17th Week of Ordinary Time - Year A “The Pearl of Great Price”
Homily for Sunday in the 17th Week of Ordinary Time - Year A. Preached at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, Owensboro. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/072620.cfm
14:11
July 26, 2020
Homily for Monday of the 16th week of Ordinary Time - Year A “Here is Jesus”
Homily for Monday of the 16th week of Ordinary Time - Year A “Here is Jesus” http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/072020.cfm
06:24
July 20, 2020
Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
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)
16:20
July 19, 2020
Homilia para el 15 Domingo Ordinario. El 15 día de Julio.
Esto es mi Homilia para el 15 domingo de Tiempo Ordinario. El 12 día de Julio. Santos José y Pablo, Owensboro, KY http://www.usccb.org/bible/lecturas/071220.cfm
15:52
July 12, 2020
Homily for Thursday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time, Year A - July 9, 2020
Homily for Thursday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time, Year A - July 9, 2020 Preached at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, Owensboro, KY. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/070920.cfm
06:34
July 9, 2020
Homily for Wednesday of the 14th Week of Ordinary Time - Year A “Seek the Face of the Lord” July 8,
Homily for Wednesday of the 14th Week of Ordinary Time - Year A “Seek the Face of the Lord” http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/070820.cfm
06:10
July 9, 2020
Homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A - June 28, 2020
Homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A. Preached at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen, Owensboro KY. Weekend Masses of June 27/28 http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062820.cfm
13:36
June 28, 2020
Homily for Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time. June 25, 2020
Homily for Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time. June 25, 2020 Church of Saints Joseph and Paul, Owensboro, KY
06:34
June 26, 2020
Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist
Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Preached in the Church of Saints Joseph and Paul, Owensboro, KY.
05:15
June 25, 2020
Homily for June 22, 2020 Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher
Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher
06:18
June 22, 2020
Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Do Not Be Afraid. Given at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, Owensboro, KY June 21, 2020. First Homily as a Deacon
12:29
June 22, 2020
Lift High the Cross - Reflection for Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter
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
08:17
April 21, 2020
Reflection for Thursday in the Octave of Easter: “Touch me and See”
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
06:22
April 16, 2020
Reflection for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter: “The Road to Emmaus”
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
08:44
April 15, 2020