Father Denis J. Hanly was a Maryknoll Missionary for over 55 years. He was a wonderful pastor who looked after his flock with great care and dedication. He is dearly loved and greatly missed.

To see how people still feel about Father, click Eulogy.

To see Father’s biography from Maryknoll, click Biography.

On this website, we offer a selection of Father’s homilies. We recorded these homilies, with Father’s permission, over a period of more than five years. He also very kindly gave us permission to upload these homilies to our website.

It is our hope that through these recordings Father’s words will continue to guide us and change our lives.

And it is our special hope that Father’s homilies, always kind, always wise, always full of love, will restore you to peace and harmony through a new understanding of what is important in this world.

These homilies were taped in an ordinary parish, so sounds from the congregation and slips of the tongue are part of the package, but it is a package which is filled with Father’s wisdom, generosity and love.

For photos of Father doing the work he did so well, click Photos.

All photos of paintings on this site are faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art or photos we have specific permission to use.

If you would like to contact us, you can reach us at admin@fatherhanly.com.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Fr. Andrzej Wojcik says:

    You are doing great job preserving and popularizing the legacy of Fr. Hanly. I found this website when browsing the web looking for inspiration for my homily and was captivated by kind and beautiful words of the Father. Thank you so much.

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you very much Father.

  2. Robert Mitchell says:

    An inspirational fulfilment of what a grace is all about. A beautiful gift that I cannot miss visiting before I preach. Its always an uplifting special moment when reading his homilies and I will honour him by preaching his spirit that continues to touch so many lives. Thank you Dennis for sharing your gift with me and all those who are in the publication ministry.

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you, Father.
      And please let people know about this website, so that Father Hanly’s homilies can help as many people as possible.

  3. vivencio villa says:

    So inspiring that it changes my paradigm of forgiveness.
    Thanks to Fr. Denis and all those who administers this website.
    God bless you all.

  4. Florencia Lee says:

    My husband and I served the Lord through a Catholic community from 1998 to present. We recently became lukewarm in our service because of personal differences within the community and the pandemic has made it worse and gave us an excuse to not attend our usual meetings of worship and prayer. Reading Fr. Hanly’s transcripts of homilies filled the gaps created by our absences in those meetings and made us even hungrier for them. Thank you for doing what you are doing.

    1. Jane says:

      That is very good to hear. Thank you!

  5. Kristen says:

    I came across this website while searching for inspired writings about the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, which the Church will celebrate this weekend. Fr. Hanley’s “Image of God” homily was just beautiful. Thank you for making this wonderful content available!

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you!

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