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Preaching by Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

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fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth teaches scripture at Blackfriars, Oxford, and is the Provincial Bursar of the English Dominicans.

2nd March 2014: He Saw That It Was Good

fr Richard helps us to see how we combine a proper concern for our own welfare with the detachement from material things Jesus preaches in today's Gospel.

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24th February 2014: Solemn Profession of Andrew Brookes

Andrew Brookes OP made his Solemn Profession on 21st September 2013. Here is the sermon Fr Richard Ounsworth OP gave to mark the occasion.

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28th April 2013: To Die that We May Truly Live

fr Richard helps us to see how the death of Christ transforms death itself.

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1st July 2012: A Lethal Infection?

fr Richard show us how Jesus Christ, through his death and resurrection, is the source of all healing.

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25th December 2011: Singing All Night

fr Richard J Ounsworth preaches on the three Christmas gospel readings.

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13th November 2011: How to Annoy Teachers

fr Richard J Ounsworth preaches on the parable of the talents.

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9th January 2011: A New Beginning

fr Richard Ounsworth explores the relationship between Christ's identity and his mission.

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19th September 2010: Free Slaves of God

fr Richard J Ounsworth insists that God and Mammon are not the leaders of two opposing teams.

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28th March 2010: More Than Loud Hosannas

fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth invites us to join Christ on his journey outside the city.

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23rd August 2009: Hard Sayings

fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on our reaction to Christ's sermon on the Bread of Life.

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12th April 2009: He Is Not There

fr Richard J Ounsworth preaches on Mary Magdalene's love of Christ.

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22nd March 2009: We Beheld His Glory

fr Richard J Ounsworth preaches on the difference between fame and glory.

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29th June 2008: We are the Future

fr Richard J Ounsworth preaches on the identity and mission of the Church. more »

9th March 2008: Veiling and Unveiling

fr Richard Ounsworth explores the ironies of today's liturgy. more »

12th August 2007: A Thankless Task

fr Richard Ounsworth calls for mercy towards a group of people who do not often receive it. more »

10th June 2007: He Has Visited His People and Loved Them

fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on the raising of a widow's son.
In some places the feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated today, and a sermon for Corpus Christi can be found here. more »

17th December 2006: The Joy and the Sorrow

fr Richard Ounsworth calls for an authentic Christian joyfulness. more »

20th March 2006: Adopting Jesus

fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on the faith of Saint Joseph. more »

7th August 2005: Our Eyes Fixed on Him

fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on St Peter's faith in Christ. more »

17th July 2005: Weeds in our Field

fr Richard Ounsworth warns against the wrong sort of response to discovering weeds growing among home-grown wheat. more »

13th February 2005: The Enemy's Country Laid Waste

fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth explains why Lent is truly a 'joyful season'. more »

1st January 2005: Born of a Woman

fr Richard Ounsworth preaches on the importance of Mary's title 'Mother of God'. more »

9th April 2004: The Whole Story

fr. Richard Ounsworth preaches on a world divided into two by the sufferings of Christ. more »

9th November 2003: The dwelling place of the Most High

fr. Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on the anniversary of the dedication of the cathedral church of Rome. more »

15th June 2003: Trinitarian Lives

fr. Richard Ounsworth preaches on a mystery at the heart of our faith. more »

15th December 2002: Prophecy in the World

fr. Richard Joseph Ounsworth asks how we can be successors to John the Baptist and share in the prophetic mission of Christ. more »

6th January 2002: Divine Manifestation, Human Wisdom

fr. Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on the manifestation of Jesus Christ to human wisdom in the persons of the magi. more »

29th July 2001: Asking God

fr. Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on petitionary prayer and the Christian mystery. more »