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Father Raniero Cantalamessa

Father Raniero Cantalamessa is a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic Priest. Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, 22 July 1934, ordained priest in 1958. Divinity Doctor (Fribourg 1962) and Doctor in classical literature (Milan 1966). Former Ordinary Professor of History of Ancient Christianity and Director of the Department of Religious Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan. Member of the International Theological Commission (1975-1981) and for 12 years member of the Catholic Delegation for the dialogue with the Pentecostal Churches. [...]

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Preacher to the Papal Household

The Preacher to the Papal Household (Concionator Domus Pontificalis), formerly known as the Apostolic Preacher, is the preacher chosen by the Supreme Pontiff to deliver a sermon on designated days in the presence of the Pope, the Cardinals, Bishops and Prelates of the Roman Curia, and the Superiors and General Procurators and other members of the Papal Household. Since Advent 1995, by order of John Paul II, a few women religious and laywomen who work in the Vatican have also been admitted to the sermon. [...]

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Recent Publications

  • The gaze of Mercy
  • The fire of Christ's
  • Beatitudes2
  • Trinity2EN
  • Easter2
  • Loving2EN
  • Sober2EN

Mary in the Mystery of Christ and of the Church

Friday December 18th, 2015

Intro

Third Advent Sermon 1. Mariology in Lumen gentium The topic of this last Advent meditation is Chapter 8 of Lumen gentium called “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God in the Mystery of Christ and the Church.” Let us listen to what the Council says on this issue: The predestination of the Blessed Virgin as[...]

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“THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO HOLINESS” (Lumen gentium, Chapter 5)

Friday December 11th, 2015

Second Advent Sermon 2015 A few days ago we have entered the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican II and the jubilee Year of Mercy. We must say that the link between the theme of mercy and the Second Vatican Council is anything but arbitrary or minor. St. John XXIIII, in his opening address[...]

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“CHRIST, THE LIGHT TO THE NATIONS” - A Christological Reading of Lumen gentium

Friday December 4th, 2015
Prima Predica di Avvento 2015

First Advent Sermon, 2015 1. A Christological Ecclesiology The fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council prompted in me the idea of dedicating the three Advent meditations to revisiting the principal topics of the Council. Concretely, I would like to develop reflections on each of the four main documents of the Council:[...]

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