Why Did Jesus Wash His Disciples’ Feet?

Why did Jesus wash his disciples’ feet? In his homily for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Year B,  Father Hanly shows us how, by kneeling to wash the feet of his disciples, Jesus is saying, “I want you to know how important you are, how good you are, how you gleam with the wonder of God who creates you and loves you and cares for you and sends His only Son to kneel before you and tell you, no matter what you feel, no matter what others feel, you are a child of God, an heir of heaven, a beautiful person.”

The Hour Has Come

The Hour Has Come In this beautiful homily for Holy Thursday, Year A, Father Hanly helps us understand the Last Supper and what “the hour has come” actually means. Readings for Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Year A First Reading: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 Second Reading: First Corinthians…

The Way God Loves

In this beautiful homily for Holy Thursday, Year C, Father Hanly shows us how the washing of the feet models the total emptying of anything except the willingness and the desire to reach out to others: to heal them, to care for them, to love them, to bring them out of the cold and into the warmth of God’s love.