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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 WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE” - Fifth Sermon, Lent 2024

Friday March 22nd, 2024


In our journey through the Fourth Gospel to discover who Jesus is for us, we have reached the last stage. We enter into what are usually called “the farewell speeches” of Jesus to his apostles. This time I won’t even attempt to summarize the context and highlight its different units and subdivisions. It would be[...]

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“I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE” - Fourth Sermon, Lent 2024

Friday March 15th, 2024

In our commentary on the solemn “I Am” sayings of Christ in the Gospel of John, we have reached Chapter 11 which is entirely occupied by the episode of the resurrection of Lazarus. The teaching that John wanted to transmit to the Church with the wise composition of the chapter can be summarized in three[...]

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“I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD” - Third Lenten Sermon 2024

Friday March 8th, 2024

We continue our reflection on the great “I Am” sayings of Christ in the Gospel of John. This time Jesus does not present himself to us with symbols of inanimate physical realities —bread, light —, but with a human character, the shepherd: “I,” he says, “am the good shepherd!” Let’s listen to the section containing[...]

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