At St. Brigids, we practice a “shared homily” or sermon.

The time of reflection is invited by the bell, leading into a period of silence and stillness. A designated preacher offers their prepared reflections on the week’s appointed readings from the Bible.

After another time of silence and stillness invited by the bell, members of the community are invited to help complete the homily by adding their own reflections. These sermon archives only reflect the jumping-off point for our shared homily, and don’t reflect the depth and breadth of reflection shared by our community.

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We Are Not on Our Own

Early in the third century, the reigning Roman emperor – whose name was Septimius Severus – was able to quell a series of civil wars that were, quite unfortunately, destabilizing the Empire. The Empire – as Empires are wont to do – was seeking to expand. But it was a time of upheaval. Priorities of […]