Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Thanksgiving for Our Lady of Victory Catholic School

June 12, 2021
Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
Fort Worth, Texas

Second Corinthians聽5:14-21
Psalm聽103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12
Luke聽2:41-51

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As we celebrate this memorial in communion with the Church throughout the world, we come together to give thanks for the fulfillment of the mission of Our Lady of Victory Catholic School. We gather within the structure and enclosure of these brick walls, walls of a building that have stood for well over one hundred years. We might be tempted to sit and imagine what these walls would say if they could give testimony to all the events and experiences of so many people who taught and who were taught within them. We might be tempted to become nostalgic for what we would consider to have been a simpler time in the life of the Church, the life of our country, or even in our own lives.

Read more…