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Sermons to the Papal Household

  • First Sermon, Lent 2019 - “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD”

    • Friday March 15th, 2019

    Last Advent we started meditating on the verse from the psalm: “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (Ps 42:2). In this first Lenten sermon I would like to reflect with you on the essential condition for “seeing” God. According to Jesus, it is purity of heart: “Blessed are the pure in heart,[...]

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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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  • “HE WHO SAW IT HAS BORNE WITNESS” - Good Friday, 2018, St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Friday March 30th, 2018

    When they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the[...]

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