Selected Homilies


Richard Bollman, S.J., is a Jesuit priest living in Cincinnati. He works there in retreat and spiritual ministry, and assists with worship at Bellarmine Chapel where he was once pastor. Ordained in 1969, he served also at the University of San Francisco through 1979, and as Director of the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford until 1991.

“And finally you’re free, you’re new, different from where you were, and life itself starts to lead you, spreading out before you.”



A selection of 50 homilies spanning 40 years . . . “And finally you’re free, you’re new, different from where you were, and life itself starts to lead you, spreading out before you.” Inspiring artwork by Doug Klocke & Julie Lucas.

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