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Torch provides a new Catholic homily each week written specially for this web site by Dominican friars, and read by followers worldwide. Read more.

A Doctrine and a Prayer

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Fergus Kerr finds something deeply appropriate in the timing of the definition of this essential dogma. Read more

Noblesse Oblige

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Aidan Nichols preaches on the Christ-like end of Our Lady's life. Read more

The Fullness of Hope

Monday, August 15, 2005

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Martin Ganeri shows us what the Assumption of Our Lady teaches us about our own destiny. Read more

You and the ark of your strength

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Leon Pereira draws attention to how Scripture sees our Lady as the ark of the new covenant. Read more

Enthroned on the Praises of Israel

Friday, August 15, 2003

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Timothy Calvert preaches that in this feast we rejoice that a perfect song of praise has not been lost in the corruption of death, but is sung before the presence of God through all eternity. Read more

By Royal Command

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Simon Gaine preaches on the royal power of Mary, assumed body and soul into heaven. Read more

The Moment Preordained

Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Brendan Slevin preaches on Pope Pius XII's definition of the dogma of the Assumption in 1950. Read more
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