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Sermons to the Papal Household

  • Fourth Advent Sermon - “BY THE HOLY SPIRIT HE WAS INCARNATE OF THE VIRGIN MARY”

    • Friday December 23rd, 2016

    1. Christmas, a Mystery “for Us” In continuing our reflections on the Holy Spirit, and given the imminence of Christmas, let us meditate on the article in the creed that speaks of the work of the Holy Spirit in the Incarnation. In the creed, we say, “For us men and for our salvation he came[...]

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  • Third Sermon for Advent 2016 - THE SOBER INTOXICATION OF THE SPIRIT

    • Friday December 16th, 2016

    1. Two Kinds of Intoxication On the Monday after Pentecost in 1975 at the closing of the First World Congress of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Blessed Paul VI delivered an address to the ten thousand participants gathered in the St. Peter’s Basilica in which he defined the charismatic renewal as “a chance for the Church.”[...]

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  • Secon Advent Sermon - The Holy Spirit and the Charism of Discernment

    • Friday December 9th, 2016

    Let us continue our reflections on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian. Saint Paul mentions a specific charism called “discernment of spirits” (see 1 Cor 12:10). This phrase originally had a very specific meaning: it indicated the gift that made it possible to distinguish from among the inspired or[...]

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  • First Advent Sermon 2016 - I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

    • Friday December 2nd, 2016

    1. The Innovation after the Council With the celebration of the 50th year of the end of the Second Vatican Council, the first “post-conciliar” period comes to a close and a new one begins. If the first period was categorized by problems relating to the “reception” of the Council, this new period will be characterized,[...]

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  • “BE RECONCILED TO GOD” - Good Friday Sermon, 2016, in St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Saturday March 26th, 2016

    God . . . through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. . . . We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.[...]

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