The gaze of Mercy
Just in time for the Holy Year of Mercy, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household, delves into the mystery of mercy, both human and divine. Jesus is “the mercy of God who became flesh”, and it is his gaze of mercy that transforms us. Among the Gospel passages he explores are Jesus encounters[...]Read all
The fire of Christ's
Why should we meditate on the cross? Because through the cross of Christ, we can begin to comprehend God’s all-consuming love for us. The short reflections in this book are taken from homilies presented by renowned evangelist Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa on Good Friday in St. Peter’s Basilica. As Fr. Cantalamessa contemplates the intensity and reality[...]Read all
Beatitudes. Eight steps to happiness.
2009 – Servant Books. Cincinnati, Ohio. Raniero Cantalamessa This book is a collection of meditations on the Gospel beatitudes given to the papal household in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI during Advent of 2006 and Lent of 2007. The beatitudes, even within the New Testament, underwent a development of different applications according to the[...]Read all
Contemplating the Trinity
2007 – The Word among us Press, Ijamsville, Maryland. Raniero Cantalamessa This book contains a series of meditations given at the papal household during Advent of 2000, the jubilee Year, and in Lent of 2001, the first year of the new millennium. This completes the series of books on the mysteries of Christ in the[...]Read all
Easter. Meditations on the Resurrection.
2006 – Liturgical Press. Collegeville, Minnesota. Raniero Cantalamessa In this book of meditations Father Raniero Cantalamessa reflects on Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection from four distinct starting points. First presented as a Lenten retreat in Rome, together with the Good Friday homily in St. Peter’s Basilica, the result is a rich and multifaceted exploration of[...]Read all