St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Homily given at the 8 o’clock Mass, Sunday 18 C, 4 August 2019, Luke 12:13-21

Nothing is more certain than that life is short, and that all of us will have to die. You don’t really need divine revelation to tell you that: it’s been a favourite theme of poets and philosophers throughout the ages. The Wisdom writers of the Old Testament, who were both poets and philosophers, loved to dwell…