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Sermons to the Papal Household

  • ‘HE MADE HIS DWELLING AMONG US’ - Third Homily of Advent 2020

    • Friday December 18th, 2020

    “There is one among you whom you do not recognize”. This is the sad cry of John the Baptist heard in the Gospel of the Third Sunday of Advent that we would like to let resonate in this last meeting before Christmas. In his memorable Urbi et orbi message on March 27th in Saint Peter’s[...]

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  • “WE PROCLAIM TO YOU ETERNAL LIFE” [1 Jn 1:2] - second Homily of Advent 2020

    • Friday December 11th, 2020

    “Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God” (Is 40:1). It is with these words of Isaiah that the first reading of the Second Sunday of Advent began. They amount to an invitation, indeed a command, perpetually relevant, addressed to the pastors and preachers of the Church. Today we want to take to heart[...]

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    • 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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  • “I HAVE PLANS FOR YOUR WELFARE AND NOT FOR WOE” - Sermon for Good Friday 2020 in St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Friday April 10th, 2020

    St. Gregory the Great said that Scripture “grows with its readers”, cum legentibus crescit. It reveals meanings always new according to the questions people have in their hearts as they read it. And this year we read the account of the Passion with a question—rather with a cry—in our hearts that is rising up over[...]

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  • ‘‘WOMAN, BEHOLD YOUR SON!” Mary, the Mother of Believers - Fourth Sermon, Lent 2020

    • Friday April 3rd, 2020

    “We were all born there” With this meditation we continue and conclude our contemplation of Mary in the pascal mystery. The theme of our reflection is the word Jesus addressed from the cross to his mother and to the disciple whom he loved: When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing[...]

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