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Sermons to the Papal Household - Advent

  • Second Sermon - “CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND FOR EVER”

    • Friday December 22nd, 2017

    (Heb 13:8) The Omnipresence of Christ in Time 1. Christ and Time After having meditated last time on the place Christ occupies in the cosmos, I would like to dedicate this second reflection to the place Christ occupies in human history: after first considering his presence in space, we will now consider his presence in[...]

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  • First Advent Sermon 2017 - “All things were created through him and for him” Christ and Creation

    • Friday December 15th, 2017

    The meditations for Advent this year (there are only two because of the calendar) propose to put the divine-human person of Christ back at the center of the two great components that together constitute “reality,” that is, the cosmos and history, space and time, creation and humanity. We need to recognize that despite a lot[...]

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  • Fourth Advent Sermon - “BY THE HOLY SPIRIT HE WAS INCARNATE OF THE VIRGIN MARY”

    • Friday December 23rd, 2016

    1. Christmas, a Mystery “for Us” In continuing our reflections on the Holy Spirit, and given the imminence of Christmas, let us meditate on the article in the creed that speaks of the work of the Holy Spirit in the Incarnation. In the creed, we say, “For us men and for our salvation he came[...]

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  • Third Sermon for Advent 2016 - THE SOBER INTOXICATION OF THE SPIRIT

    • Friday December 16th, 2016

    1. Two Kinds of Intoxication On the Monday after Pentecost in 1975 at the closing of the First World Congress of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Blessed Paul VI delivered an address to the ten thousand participants gathered in the St. Peter’s Basilica in which he defined the charismatic renewal as “a chance for the Church.”[...]

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  • Secon Advent Sermon - The Holy Spirit and the Charism of Discernment

    • Friday December 9th, 2016

    Let us continue our reflections on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian. Saint Paul mentions a specific charism called “discernment of spirits” (see 1 Cor 12:10). This phrase originally had a very specific meaning: it indicated the gift that made it possible to distinguish from among the inspired or[...]

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