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Sermons to the Papal Household - Lent

  • “I HAVE PLANS FOR YOUR WELFARE AND NOT FOR WOE” - Sermon for Good Friday 2020 in St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Friday April 10th, 2020

    St. Gregory the Great said that Scripture “grows with its readers”, cum legentibus crescit. It reveals meanings always new according to the questions people have in their hearts as they read it. And this year we read the account of the Passion with a question—rather with a cry—in our hearts that is rising up over[...]

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  • ‘‘WOMAN, BEHOLD YOUR SON!” Mary, the Mother of Believers - Fourth Sermon, Lent 2020

    • Friday April 3rd, 2020

    “We were all born there” With this meditation we continue and conclude our contemplation of Mary in the pascal mystery. The theme of our reflection is the word Jesus addressed from the cross to his mother and to the disciple whom he loved: When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing[...]

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  • “STANDING BY THE CROSS OF JESUS WAS HIS MOTHER” - Third Sermon, Lent 2020

    • Friday March 27th, 2020

    Mary on Calvary The Scripture word that will accompany us in this meditation is John 19:25-27: Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his[...]

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  • “O WOMAN, WHAT HAVE YOU TO DO WITH ME?” The Kenosis of the Mother of God - First Sermon, Lent 2020

    • Friday March 20th, 2020

    In our Lenten meditations we continue our journey in the footsteps of Mary that we initiated last Advent. This will be a way to put ourselves under the protection of the Virgin in a time of so severe test for all humanity due to the pandemic Corona virus. We must admit that the New Testament[...]

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  • “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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