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Father Ryan Higdon of the Diocese of Austin, Texas presents his Sunday Mass and School homilies

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Father Ryan Higdon of the Diocese of Austin, Texas presents his Sunday Mass and School homilies

    Not Slaves or Servants

    Not Slaves or Servants

    What it means to define yourself not by what you’ve done or what you can do but who Christ is for you. This homily takes the time to zoom in on two small moments from the story of the prodigal son and asks the simple question – maybe, just maybe, its ok not to be ok when the one who holds the stars is holding us?

    • 18 min
    Eat Your Vegetables

    Eat Your Vegetables

    Yes, a homily about vegetables. But really, its about sin and the patience of the Lord in the midst of our impatience with him. Take a moment and listen about how it can be helpful to remember that, while the struggle is real, so is mercy.

    • 17 min
    Nightlight

    Nightlight

    There is something greater here. Into our fears and in the face of our nightmares, God offers something beautiful. As we journey deeper into lent, we continue to unpack the beauty of God’s response to our brokenness and the attacks of the devil, the true enemy of our hearts. Building off a previous homily, this week we take a look at the gift of God right in the middle of our confusion, fear, and nightmares.

    • 18 min
    Steady

    Steady

    A homily on temptation that sheds light on one way the devil attacks and how Christ defeats. Listen and hear how and when the enemy of our hearts attacks us, how he sows seeds of doubt, and what the Lord’s response is. If temptation has caused you to be a bit spiritually dizzy, then this homily is for you.

    • 20 min
    Your Brother

    Your Brother

    Sometimes to really learn something we can’t just hear about it or even see it in person – we need to experience it. This is especially true with mercy. This weeks homily looks at the difficulty of forgiveness and the experience of mercy through the lens of a beautiful story of a transformed heart.

    • 18 min
    Frassati, A Guide (DCYC Talk)

    Frassati, A Guide (DCYC Talk)

    A talk I gave at DCYC (Diocesan Catholic Youth Convention) before several hundred High School students about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a man I have a deep devotion to. I ask them to dare to be saints and to ask for a saint to be their guide in life. Listen in!

    • 32 min

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