Father Cummings Homilies

Making God the Joy of Our Soul is a collection of sermons, most of them brief enough to be read in just a few minutes. They burn with real fervor, and shine with the love of Christ. This collection of sermons is a wonderful treasure. Lucky Russia!

Joseph W. Koterski, S.J.
Fordham University
Homiletic and Pastoral Review
March 2004

Each (homily) is a small and beautiful jewel, brilliant in its insights, rich in wisdom and holiness, gleaned from the heart of a priest who lived the words he spoke. Father Cummings' sermons are learned and erudite without being stuffy or hard to understand. They have an edge to them - that edge that makes being a true Catholic an exciting and noble adventure in the war between good and evil - kind of like Lord of the Rings for real.

Diane Levero
Defend Life Special Report
Jan.-Feb. 2003

Fr. McLean Cummings is a priest from the archdiocese of Baltimore who spent five years as a Missionary in Russia working with the Missionaries of Charity as well as serving in two parishes outside of Moscow. His last year in Russia was spent as Spiritual Director for Queen of Apostles seminary in St. Petersburg. After working for two years in Rome finishing his doctoral studies in Moral Theology, Fr. Cummings has returned to the Baltimore Diocese and is currently serving as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ellicott City, MD as well as adjunct spiritual director/formation advisor at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The youngest of eight, he was ordained June 6, l998 and spent his first years as a priest at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Severna Park, Maryland. He graduated from Harvard University with a philosophy degree, received a Bachelor's in Theology from the Pontifical Anthenaeum Regina Apostolorum, and a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He received his Master's in Moral Theology from Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.