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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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THE GATE OF CHARITY - Third Sermon, Advent 2022

Friday December 16th, 2022

Intro

Lift up your heads, O gates; be lifted, you ancient portals, that the king of glory may enter. In our intent to open the gates to Christ who comes, we have reached the innermost door of the “interior castle”, that of the theological virtue of charity. But what does it mean to open the door[...]

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THE GATE OF HOPE - Second Sermon, Advent 2022

Friday December 9th, 2022

Lift up your heads, O gates; be lifted, you ancient portals, that the king of glory may enter (Ps 24: 7). We have taken this verse of the psalm as the guideline of the Advent meditations, meaning by the doors to be opened those of the theological virtues: faith, hope and charity. The temple of[...]

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THE GATE OF FAITH - First Sermon, Advent 2022

Friday December 2nd, 2022

Holy Father, Most Reverend Fathers, brothers et sisters of the Roman Curia, I have asked myself several times what is the meaning and usefulness of these sermons in Advent and Lent which interrupt or delay commitments of a different and more important kind. What encourages me and takes away my scruple of wasting your time[...]

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