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Sermons to the Papal Household - Lent

  • “TAKE COURAGE, I HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD!” - Fifth Lenten Sermon 2023

    • Saturday April 1st, 2023

    “In the world, you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world” (Jn 16:33). Holy Father, Venerable Fathers, brothers and sisters, these are among the last words that Jesus addresses to his disciples before taking leave of them. They are not the usual “Take courage!,” addressed to those who stay, by one[...]

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  • “MYSTERIUM FIDEI!” On the Liturgy - Forth Lenten Sermon 2023

    • Friday March 24th, 2023

    After reflecting on evangelization and theology, today I would like to propose some considerations on the liturgy and the worship of the Church, always with the intention of making a contribution, however modest and indirect, to the work of the synod. The liturgy is the point of arrival, what evangelization tends toward. In the Gospel[...]

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  • “ GOD IS LOVE!” - Third Lenten Sermon 2023

    • Friday March 17th, 2023

    We need Theology! For your consolation and mine, Holy Father, Venerable Fathers, brothers and sisters, this meditation will be entirely and exclusively centered on God. The discourse on God, that is, theology, cannot not remain extraneous to the reality of the Synod, just as it can’t remain extraneous to any other moment of the life[...]

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  • “THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD FOR THE SALVATION” (Rom 1:16) - Second Lenten Sermon 2023

    • Saturday March 11th, 2023

    From the Evangelii Nuntiandi of Saint Paul VI to the Evangelii gaudium of the current pope, the theme of evangelization has been at the center of attention of the Magisterium. The great encyclicals of Saint John Paul II have contributed to it, as has the establishment of the Pontifical Council for Evangelization promoted by Benedict[...]

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  • “IPSA NOVITAS INNOVANDA EST” Renewing the newness - First Lenten Sermon 2023

    • Friday March 3rd, 2023

    The history of the Church in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has left us a bitter lesson that we should not forget so as not to repeat the mistake that caused it. I speak of the delay (indeed of the refusal) to take note of the changes that had taken place in society,[...]

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