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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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“I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE” - First Sermon, Lent 2024

Friday February 23rd, 2024


At the beginning of these Lenten sermons, we start again with the famous dialogue between Jesus and the apostles in Caesarea Philippi: When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still[...]

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“BLESSED IS SHE WHO BELIEVED!” - Second Advent Sermon 2023

Friday December 22nd, 2023

After the Forerunner John the Baptist, today we let the Mother of Jesus take us by her hand to “enter” the mystery of Christmas. In the Gospel of last Sunday, the Fourth of Advent, we heard the story of the Annunciation. It reminds us of how Mary conceived and gave birth to Christ – and[...]

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"VOICE OF ONE THAT CRIES IN THE DESERT" John the Baptist, the moralist and the prophet - First Advent Sermon 2023

Friday December 15th, 2023

There is a progression in the Advent liturgy. In the first week, the prominent figure is the prophet Isaiah, the one who announces the coming of the Savior from afar; on the second and third Sunday, the guide is John the Baptist, the precursor; in the fourth week, all attention is concentrated on Mary. Having[...]

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