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Sermons to the Papal Household - Advent

  • First Advent Sermon 2019 - “BLESSED IS SHE WHO BELIEVED!” Mary in the Annunciation

    • Friday December 6th, 2019

    Every year the liturgy leads us to Christmas with three guides: Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary, the prophet, the precursor, the mother. The first announced the Messiah from afar, the second showed him present in the world, the third bore him in her womb. This Advent I have thought to entrust ourselves entirely to[...]

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  • “NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN GOD . . . .” - Third Advent Sermon 2018

    • Friday December 21st, 2018

    The living God is the living Trinity, we said last time. But we dwell in time and God dwells in eternity. How can we overcome this “infinite qualitative difference”? How can we build a bridge over such an infinite gulf? The answer is in the feast that we are preparing to celebrate: “The Word became[...]

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  • Second Advent Sermon 2018 - THE LIVING GOD AND THE LIVING TRINITY

    • Friday December 14th, 2018

    When it comes to the knowledge of living God, an experience is more valuable than many arguments, so I would like to begin this second meditation precisely with an experience. Once I received a letter from a person I was accompanying in her spiritual journey, a married woman who died some years ago. The authenticity[...]

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  • First Advent Sermon 2018 - GOD IS!

    • Friday December 7th, 2018

    Introduction In the Church we are so pressed with tasks to perform, problems to confront, and challenges to respond to that we risk losing sight of, or leaving in the background, the “porro unum necessarium,” the “one thing is needful” of the gospel (Lk 10:42), which is our personal relationship with God. Moreover, we know[...]

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    • 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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