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Sermons to the Papal Household - Lent


    • Friday March 15th, 2019

    Last Advent we started meditating on the verse from the psalm: “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (Ps 42:2). In this first Lenten sermon I would like to reflect with you on the essential condition for “seeing” God. According to Jesus, it is purity of heart: “Blessed are the pure in heart,[...]

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  • “HE WHO SAW IT HAS BORNE WITNESS” - Good Friday, 2018, St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Friday March 30th, 2018

    When they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the[...]

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  • Fifth Lent Sermon 2018 - “PUT ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT” - Christian Purity

    • Friday March 23rd, 2018

    In our commentary on the exhortations in the Letter to the Romans, we have now come to the passage that says, The night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the[...]

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  • Fourth Lent Sermon - “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities”

    • Friday March 16th, 2018

    1. The Center Thread That Comes Down In outlining the traits, or the virtues, that should shine in the life of those who are reborn in the Spirit, St. Paul, after speaking about charity and humility, now speaks of obedience in chapter 13 of the Letter to the Romans: Let every person be subject to[...]

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  • Third Lent Sermon 2018 - “Do not think of yourselves more highly than you ought” - Christian Humility

    • Friday March 9th, 2018

    The exhortation to charity that we heard from Paul in the last meditation is enclosed in two brief exhortations to humility that clearly refer to each other in such a way as to form a kind of frame for the exhortation on charity. If they are read in sequence, while omitting what comes between them,[...]

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