On most days, a homily is preached at the Conventual Mass. The preacher seeks to explain to those present the meaning of the scriptural passages that have been read at Mass, and to help them apply the message contained within them to their lives.
At Ampleforth, as in many communities, the Abbot traditionally presides at Mass and preaches on major feast days and other important monastic occasions (such as the professions or funerals of members of the community). Recent homilies that Fr Abbot has preached on such occasions can be found here.
A selection of recent homilies by other members of the community can be found here.
An archive of homilies given by both the Abbot and others can be found here.Follow @ampleforthmonks