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Sermons to the Papal Household - Advent


    • 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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  • 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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