Corpus Christi Procession: “Where the Body is, there the eagles will be gathered together” (Part 4)


“Where the Body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.” (Lk. 17:37 RSV)  This scripture is also found in Matthew 24:28.  This scripture is taken from the Revised Standard Version Bible which is the bible translation used for the Catechism of the Catholic Church since the New American Bible uses the word “vultures” instead […]

Corpus Christi Procession – “That Your Joy May Be Complete” (Part 3)

Corpus Christi Procession to Texas State Capitol

The Corpus Christ procession is one of those cosmic events in our lives that recalls the words of Jesus, “That your joy may be complete.” (Jn. 16:24)  In the gospel Zacchaeus climbs a tree to see Jesus in procession (Lk. 19: 1-9) and this encounter fills him with an over abundance of joy.  To keep […]

Corpus Christi Procession – “One Heart and Soul” (Part 2)


The upcoming, June 7, 2015, Corpus Christi procession unites the Austin, English and Spanish communities, as when the early Church was a “Community of believers [that] was of one heart and soul.” (Acts 4:32)   From the very beginning the early Christians were a convergence of a trilingual culture, so public statements were often, “Written in […]

Homily on the Ascension of Our Lord


This homily was given by Deacon Guadalupe at St Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Austin, TX on the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord in the season of Easter. “When they had gathered together they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He answered them, “It is […]

Corpus Christi Procession – “That They May All Be One” (Part 1)


The Corpus Christi Procession in Austin, Texas, is a very special one. This year, two communities are coming together to praise and adore the Lamb of God on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  For the first time in Central Texas history, the English and Spanish Corpus Christi Processions will […]

Divine Mercy Homily

Jesus Divine Mercy

The second Sunday of Easter is celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. This homily was given by Deacon Guadalupe at St Mary Cathedral in downtown Austin, TX in the Octave of Easter. Divine Mercy Image Prayers from the Chaplet of Divine Mercy Optional Opening Prayers You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for […]

Finding Jesus at a Street Retreat


In early December, thirty men in the diaconal formation program from the Diocese of Austin went on a three day street retreat based on the scripture “He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse” (Mark 6:8).   The men were […]