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Sermons to the Papal Household - Lent

  • “HE WAS DESPISED AND REJECTED BY MEN” - Good Friday Sermon 2019, St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Friday April 19th, 2019

    He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Is 53:3) These are the prophetic words of Isaiah with which we begin the Liturgy of the Word today. The account of the[...]

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  • “GOD CHOSE WHAT IS FOOLISH IN THE WORLD TO SHAME THE WISE” - Fifth Lent Sermon 2019

    • Friday April 12th, 2019

    John and Paul: Two Diverse Views on the Mystery of Christ In the New Testament and in the history of theology there are things that cannot be understood if we do not take into account one fundamental fact, that is, the two diverse but complementary approaches to the mystery of Christ: Paul’s approach and John’s.[...]

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  • “YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD” - Fourth Lent Sermon 2019

    • Friday April 5th, 2019

    This year is the eighth centenary of the meeting between Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt al-Kamil in 1219. I mention it in this setting because of a detail regarding the theme of our meditations on the living God. After returning from his trip to the East in 1219, St. Francis wrote a[...]

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  • IDOLATRY: THE ANTITHESIS OF THE LIVING GOD - Third Lent Sermon, 2019

    • Friday March 29th, 2019

    Every morning, when we wake up we have a particular experience that we almost never notice. During the night, the things that exist around us are the way we left them the night before: the bed, the window, the room. Perhaps the sun is already shining outside, but we do not see it because our[...]

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  • “RETURN WITHIN YOURSELVES!” - Second Sermon, Lent 2019

    • Friday March 22nd, 2019

    St. Augustine made an appeal that despite the distance of so many centuries still maintains its relevance: “In teipsum redi. In interiore homine habitat veritas,” “Return within yourselves. In the inward man dwells truth.” In a discourse to the people, he exhorted this even more insistently: Return to your heart. Why go away from yourselves?[...]

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