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Sermons to the Papal Household - Advent

  • ‘HE MADE HIS DWELLING AMONG US’ - Third Homily of Advent 2020

    • Friday December 18th, 2020

    “There is one among you whom you do not recognize”. This is the sad cry of John the Baptist heard in the Gospel of the Third Sunday of Advent that we would like to let resonate in this last meeting before Christmas. In his memorable Urbi et orbi message on March 27th in Saint Peter’s[...]

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  • “WE PROCLAIM TO YOU ETERNAL LIFE” [1 Jn 1:2] - second Homily of Advent 2020

    • Friday December 11th, 2020

    “Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God” (Is 40:1). It is with these words of Isaiah that the first reading of the Second Sunday of Advent began. They amount to an invitation, indeed a command, perpetually relevant, addressed to the pastors and preachers of the Church. Today we want to take to heart[...]

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  • “TEACH US TO COUNT OUR DAYS ARIGHT, THAT WE MAY GAIN WISDOM OF HEART” (PS 90:12) - First Sermon of Advent 2020

    • Friday December 4th, 2020

    An Italian poet, Giuseppe Ungaretti, expressed the state of mind of soldiers in the trenches during the First World War with a poem of only ten words We are Like in autumn The leaves On the trees. At this time in our lives, the whole of humanity is experiencing this same sense of precariousness and[...]

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  • “SHE GAVE BIRTH TO HER FIRST BORN SON” - Mary, the Mother of God - Third Advent Sermon 2019

    • Friday December 20th, 2019

    The steps we are taking in Mary’s wake correspond to the historical development of her life as we know it from the Gospels. The meditation on the faith of Mary took us back to the moment of the Annunciation, that of the Magnificat to the moment of the Visitation; and now, that of Mary Mother[...]

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  • “MY SOUL PROCLAIMS THE GREATNESS OF THE LORD" - Mary in the Visitation - Second Advent Sermon 2019

    • Friday December 13th, 2019

    In this meditation we go with Mary “into a hill country” and enter into the house of Elizabeth. Mary speaks to us personally with her canticle of praise, the Magnificat. Today the Catholic Church celebrates the priestly golden Jubilee of the successor of Peter and the canticle of Mary is the prayer that most spontaneously[...]

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