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Sermons to the Papal Household - Lent

  • “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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  • Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” Good Friday Sermon 2022

    • Friday April 15th, 2022

    In his account of the Passion, the Evangelist John gives particular importance to the dialogue of Jesus with Pilate, and it is on this that we want to reflect for a few moments before proceeding further with our liturgy. It all begins with Pilate’s question: “Are you the king of the Jews?” (Jn 18:33) Jesus[...]

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  • “I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN EXAMPLE” Fifth Sermon - Lent 2022

    • Friday April 8th, 2022

    Our meditation today starts with a question: Why, in the account of the Last Supper, John does not speak of the institution of the Eucharist, but speaks instead of the washing of the feet? And this after he had dedicated an entire chapter of his Gospel to preparing the disciples to eat his flesh and[...]

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  • THE REAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST - Fourth Sermon Lent 2022

    • Friday April 1st, 2022

    After our mystagogical catecheses on the three main parts of the Mass – the Liturgy of the Word, Consecration and Holy Communion – we shall reflect today on the Eucharist as the real presence of the risen Christ in the Church. How can we deal with such a deep and incomprehensible mystery? Memories of the[...]

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  • COMMUNION WITH THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST - Third Sermon - Lent 2022

    • Friday March 25th, 2022

    In our mystagogical catechesis on the Eucharist – after the Liturgy of the Word and the Consecration – we have reached the third moment, that of communion. This is the moment of the Mass that most clearly expresses the unity and fundamental equality of all the baptized, below any distinction of rank and ministry. Till[...]

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