Sermons to the Papal Household
East and West Before the Mystery of Salvation - 5th Lenten Homily 2015
- Friday March 27th, 2015
With this meditation we conclude our overview of the common faith of East and West, and we conclude it with what concerns us more directly, the problem of salvation: that is, how Orthodoxy and the Latin world have understood the content of Christian salvation. This is probably the area in which it is more necessary[...]Read all
East and West Before the Mystery of the Holy Spirit
- Friday March 20th, 2015
Today we will meditate on the common faith of the East and the West in the Holy Spirit, and I will seek to do it “in the Spirit,” in his presence, knowing, as the Scripture says, that “Even before a word is on my tongue, / behold, O Lord, you know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4).[...]Read all
East and West Before the Mystery of Christ
- Friday March 13th, 2015
1. Paul and John: Christ seen from two angles In our effort to bring together the spiritual treasures of the Christian East and West, let us reflect today on our common faith in Jesus Christ. Let us seek to do that as people who know we are speaking about someone who is present and not[...]Read all
"East and West on the Mystery of the Trinity"
- Friday March 6th, 2015
1. Bringing together what unites us The recent visit of Pope Francis to Turkey, which concluded with his meeting with the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, and in particular the pope’s exhortation to Eastern Christian and Western Christians to share fully their common faith have convinced me of the usefulness of devoting the Lenten meditations for this[...]Read all
"The Joy of the Gospel Fills the Heart and Life"
- Friday February 27th, 2015
1st Lent Homily 2015 In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take advantage of the Holy Father’s absence, to propose a reflection on his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, which I would not have dared to do in his presence. Obviously, it will not be a systematic comment, but only a reflection together[...]Read all