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Sermons to the Papal Household - Lent

  • “I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE” - Fifth Sermon, Lent 2024

    • Friday March 22nd, 2024

    In our journey through the Fourth Gospel to discover who Jesus is for us, we have reached the last stage. We enter into what are usually called “the farewell speeches” of Jesus to his apostles. This time I won’t even attempt to summarize the context and highlight its different units and subdivisions. It would be[...]

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  • “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE” - Fourth Sermon, Lent 2024

    • Friday March 15th, 2024

    In our commentary on the solemn “I Am” sayings of Christ in the Gospel of John, we have reached Chapter 11 which is entirely occupied by the episode of the resurrection of Lazarus. The teaching that John wanted to transmit to the Church with the wise composition of the chapter can be summarized in three[...]

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  • “I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD” - Third Lenten Sermon 2024

    • Friday March 8th, 2024

    We continue our reflection on the great “I Am” sayings of Christ in the Gospel of John. This time Jesus does not present himself to us with symbols of inanimate physical realities —bread, light —, but with a human character, the shepherd: “I,” he says, “am the good shepherd!” Let’s listen to the section containing[...]

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  • “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD” - Second Sermon of Lent 2024

    • Friday March 1st, 2024

    In these Lenten sermons, we have proposed to meditate on the great “I Am” (Ego eimi) pronounced by Jesus in the Gospel of John. However, there is a question that arises regarding them: were they really pronounced by Jesus, or are they due to the later reflection of the Evangelist, like many parts of the[...]

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  • “I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE” - First Sermon, Lent 2024

    • Friday February 23rd, 2024

    At the beginning of these Lenten sermons, we start again with the famous dialogue between Jesus and the apostles in Caesarea Philippi: When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still[...]

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