Lent

Holy Father's Homily during the Chrism Mass
2011 
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Holy Father's Homily during Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2011 . read>>> 

Holy Father's Homily during Mass of the Lord’s Passion Sunday 2011. read>>> 

Holy Father's Lenten Message 2011 
Each year, on the occasion of Lent, the Church invites us to a sincere review of our life in light of the teachings of the Gospel. This year, I would like to offer you some reflections on the great theme of justice, beginning from the Pauline affirmation: “The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ” (cf. Rm 3, 21-22). more: 

Holy Father's Message to Youth 2011 
“Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf. Col 2:7) . more: 

Holy Father Ash Wednesday , 9th March 2011  "Everyone can open themselves to the action of God, to His love. " more: 

Holy Father Meeting with the Parish Priests of the Rome Diocese: 2011  more: 

Holy Father First Sunday of Lent 2011 
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Holy Father Second Sunday of Lent 2011 
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Holy Father Third Sunday of Lent 2011 
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Holy Father Fourth Sunday of Lent 2011 
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Holy Father Fifth Sunday of Lent 2011 
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Meeting with the youth World Youth Day(Video) 

 

In order to undertake more seriously our journey towards Easter and prepare ourselves to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord – the most joyous and solemn feast of the entire liturgical year – what could be more appropriate than allowing ourselves to be guided by the Word of God? For this reason, the Church, in the Gospel texts of the Sundays of Lent, leads us to a particularly intense encounter with the Lord, calling us to retrace the steps of Christian initiation: for catechumens, in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of rebirth; for the baptized, in light of the new and decisive steps to be taken in the sequela Christi and a fuller giving of oneself to him. P. Benedict VXI


LENT - Ash Wednesday click here>>>
Ash Wednesday as a flash movie click here>>>

Stations of the Cross that Blessed Teresa prayed almost every day >>> 
Stations of the Crossin PowerPoint >>> 

1st Week of Lent >>> 

 Watch the Meditation as a flash movie >>> The First Sunday of the Lenten journey reveals our condition as human beings here on earth. The victorious battle against temptation, the starting point of Jesus’ mission, is an invitation to become aware of our own fragility in order to accept the Grace that frees from sin and infuses new strength in Christ – the way, the truth and the life. It is a powerful reminder that Christian faith implies, following the example of Jesus and in union with him, a battle “against the ruling forces who are masters of the darkness in this world” (Eph 6: 12), in which the devil is at work and never tires – even today – of tempting whoever wishes to draw close to the Lord: Christ emerges victorious to open also our hearts to hope and guide us in overcoming the seductions of evil. P. Benedict VXI



2nd Week of Lent click here >>> 

Watch the Meditation as a flash movie>>> The Gospel of the Transfiguration of the Lord puts before our eyes the glory of Christ, which anticipates the resurrection and announces the divinization of man. The Christian community becomes aware that Jesus leads it, like the Apostles Peter, James and John “up a high mountain by themselves” (Mt 17: 1), to receive once again in Christ, as sons and daughters in the Son, the gift of the Grace of God: “This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favor. Listen to him” (Mt 17: 5). It is the invitation to take a distance from the noisiness of everyday life in order to immerse oneself in God’s presence. He desires to hand down to us, each day, a Word that penetrates the depths of our spirit, where we discern good from evil (cf. Heb 4:12), reinforcing our will to follow the Lord.. P. Benedict VXI


3rd Week of Lent click here>>>

Watch the Meditation as a flash movie>>>part 1 >>>part 2 The question that Jesus puts to the Samaritan woman: “Give me a drink” (Jn 4: 7), is presented to us in the liturgy of the third Sunday; it expresses the passion of God for every man and woman, and wishes to awaken in our hearts the desire for the gift of “a spring of water within, welling up for eternal life” (Jn 4: 14): this is the gift of the Holy Spirit, who transforms Christians into “true worshipers,” capable of praying to the Father “in spirit and truth” (Jn 4: 23). Only this water can extinguish our thirst for goodness, truth and beauty! Only this water, given to us by the Son, can irrigate the deserts of our restless and unsatisfied soul, until it “finds rest in God”, as per the famous words of St. Augustine.  P. Benedict VXI


4th Week of Lent click here>>>
Watch the Meditation as a flash movie  click here>>>

The Sunday of the man born blind presents Christ as the light of the world. The Gospel confronts each one of us with the question: “Do you believe in the Son of man?” “Lord, I believe!” (Jn 9: 35. 38), the man born blind joyfully exclaims, giving voice to all believers. The miracle of this healing is a sign that Christ wants not only to give us sight, but also open our interior vision, so that our faith may become ever deeper and we may recognize him as our only Savior. He illuminates all that is dark in life and leads men and women to live as “children of the light”.  P. Benedict VXI


5th Week of Lent click here>>>
Watch the Meditation: "We want to see Jesus" click here>>>

On the fifth Sunday, when the resurrection of Lazarus is proclaimed, we are faced with the ultimate mystery of our existence: “I am the resurrection and the life… Do you believe this?” (Jn 11: 25-26). For the Christian community, it is the moment to place with sincerity – together with Martha – all of our hopes in Jesus of Nazareth: “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into this world” (Jn 11: 27). Communion with Christ in this life prepares us to overcome the barrier of death, so that we may live eternally with him. Faith in the resurrection of the dead and hope in eternal life open our eyes to the ultimate meaning of our existence: God created men and women for resurrection and life, and this truth gives an authentic and definitive meaning to human history, to the personal and social lives of men and women, to culture, politics and the economy. Without the light of faith, the entire universe finishes shut within a tomb devoid of any future, any hope.  P. Benedict VXI


HOLY WEEK: 

Palm Sunday: click here>>>
Watch the Meditation as a flash moviclick here>>>

The Lenten journey finds its fulfillment in the Paschal Triduum, especially in the Great Vigil of the Holy Night: renewing our baptismal promises, we reaffirm that Christ is the Lord of our life, that life which God bestowed upon us when we were reborn of “water and Holy Spirit”, and we profess again our firm commitment to respond to the action of the Grace in order to be his disciples.  P. Benedict VXI

Holy Thursday: click here>>>
Watch the Meditation as a flash moviclick here>>>

In Christ, God revealed himself as Love (cf. 1Jn 4: 7-10). The Cross of Christ, the “word of the Cross”, manifests God’s saving power (cf. 1Cor 1: 18), that is given to raise men and women anew and bring them salvation: it is love in its most extreme form (cf. Encyclical Deus caritas est, n. 12) P. Benedict VXI

Good Friday: click here>>>

Today starts the Novena for the feast of Divine Mercy !!!: click here>>>

Holy Saturday: click here>>>

 

 

 

Easter: click here>>>

 

 

 

Noven to the Holy Spirit : click here>>>

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Holy Father's Lenten Message 2010 
Each year, on the occasion of Lent, the Church invites us to a sincere review of our life in light of the teachings of the Gospel. This year, I would like to offer you some reflections on the great theme of justice, beginning from the Pauline affirmation: “The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ” (cf. Rm 3, 21-22). more: 

Holy Father's Message to Youth 2010 
“Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mk 10:17). more: 

Holy Father Ash Wednesday , 17 February 2010  "Lord, you are merciful to all, and hate nothing you have created. You overlook the sins of men to bring them to repentance. You are the Lord our God" more: 

Holy Father Meeting with the Parish Priests of the Rome Diocese: 2010 
Lectio divina of His Holiness Benedict XVI  more: 

Holy Father First Sunday of Lent 2010 
Lent, a Season of spiritual renewal  more: 

Holy Father Second Sunday of Lent 2010 
 the episode of the Transfiguration which in Luke's Gospel immediately follows the Teacher's invitation: "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Lk 9: 23). ... more: 

Holy Father Third Sunday of Lent 2010 
""Repent', says the Lord, "for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand'"...  more: 

Holy Father Fourth Sunday of Lent 2010 
The father and the two sons better known as the Parable of the "Prodigal Son" (Lk 15:11-32) is proclaimed. ... more: 

Holy Father Fifth Sunday of Lent 2010 
Jesus who saves an adulterous woman condemned to death (Jn 8: 1-11). ... more: 

Meeting with the youth World Youth Day(Video) 


Holy Father's Message to Youth in PowerPoint 
"Dare to love” by following the example of the saints"click here>>> 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2nd Week of Lent >>> 
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3rd Week of Lent click here>>>
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4th Week of Lent click here>>>
Watch the Meditation "For God so loved the world" click here>>>


5th Week of Lent click here>>>
Watch the Meditation: "We want to see Jesus" click here>>>