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VEILLÉE PASCALE-HOMÉLIE DU PAPE BENOÎT XVI >>> 

"Urbi et Orbi" Message>>> 

Message de sa Sainteté Benoît XVI pour le Carême 2012
Le Carême nous offre encore une fois l’opportunité de réfléchir sur ce qui est au cœur de la vie chrétienne : la charité. ... Jamais, nous ne devons nous montrer incapables de « faire preuve de miséricorde » à l’égard de celui qui souffre ; jamais notre cœur ne doit être pris par nos propres intérêts et par nos problèmes au point d’être sourds au cri du pauvre. (P. Benedetto XVI) «Faisons attention les uns aux autres pour nous stimuler dans la charité et les œuvres bonnes» (He 10, 24).>>> 

 

Meeting with the youth World Youth Day>>> 

Holy Father's Message for the 27th World Youth>>>

Holy Father's Homily during the Chrism Mass
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Holy Father's Homily during Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2012 . >>> 

Homily during Mass of the Lord’s Passion Sunday 2012.>>> 

Holy Father Ash Wednesday , 22th february 2012 "read

Incontro con i Parroci di Roma

Holy Father First Sunday of Lent 2012 
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Holy Father Second Sunday of Lent 2012 
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Holy Father Third Sunday of Lent 2012
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Holy Father Fourth Sunday of Lent 2012 
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Holy Father Fifth Sunday of Lent 2011 
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Meeting with the youth World Youth Day(Video) 

Holy Father's Homily during the Chrism Mass
2012 
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Holy Father's Homily during Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2012 . read>>> 

Homily during Mass of the Lord’s Passion Sunday 2012. read>>> 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone can open themselves to the action of God, to His love. With our evangelical testimony, we Christians must be a living message; indeed, in many cases, we are the only Gospel that the men and women of today still read. ... One further reason to live Lent properly is to offer a witness of lived faith to a world in difficulty, a world which needs to return to God, a world which needs conversion". - Pope Benedict XVI 

Stations of the Cross that Blessed Teresa prayed almost every day >>> 
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Today we begin the liturgical period of Lent with the emblematic ritual of the imposition of the ashes by which we intend to take on the task of turning our hearts towards the horizons of Grace ... This is not some superficial or transitory conversion, but a spiritual itinerary which has a profound effect on our conscience and involves a sincere intention to amend our lives". ... This means undertaking an authentic conversion to God - returning to Him - recognising His sanctity, His power, His majesty...Such conversion is possible because God is rich in mercy and great in love. His mercy is regenerating. ... God, in fact, does not want the death of sinners but their conversion to life. ... He offers us His forgiveness, ... so as to give us a new heart purified from the evil that oppresses it, so as to lead us to participate in His joy. Our world needs to be converted by God, it needs His pardon, His love, it needs a new heart". -Pope Benedict XVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1st Week of Lent click here >>> 
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On this First Sunday of Lent, the Gospel of St Mark speaks of Jesus being led into the desert by the Holy Spirit, tempted by Satan and assisted by the angels. Let us pray that our Lenten journey will strengthen us in the struggle against all forms of temptation.  Let us invoke them frequently, so that they may sustain us in our commitment to follow Jesus to the point of identifying with him P. Benedict VXI >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2nd Week of Lent click here >>> 
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The Transfiguration of Jesus was essentially an experience of prayer (cf. Lk 9: 28-29). Indeed, prayer reaches its culmination and thus becomes a source of inner light when the spirit of the human being adheres to that of God and their respective wills merge, as it were, to become a whole .I urge you to find in this Lenten Season  prolonged moments of silence, possibly in retreat, in order to review your own lives in the light of the loving plan of the heavenly Father. Let yourselves be guided in this more intense listening to God by the Virgin Mary, a teacher and model of prayer.  To listen to Christ, like Mary. To listen to him in the word, preserved in Sacred Scripture. To listen to him in the very events of our lives, trying to read in them the messages of providence. To listen to him, finally, in our brothers, especially in the little ones and the poor, for whom Jesus himself asked our concrete love. To listen to Christ and to obey his voice. This is the only way that leads to joy and love." Even in the thick darkness of Christ's Passion, she did not lose the light of her divine Son but rather treasured it in her heart. P. Benedict VXI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Week of Lent click here>>>
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Third Sunday of Lent, the liturgy proposes for our meditation, resound in my mind: "We preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God", the Apostle writes to the Christians of Corinth (1 Cor 1: 23-24). .... I have nothing to propose or give to those whom I shall meet except Christ and the Good News of his Cross, a mystery of supreme love, of divine love that overcomes all human resistence and even makes forgiveness and love for one's enemies possible. This is the grace of the Gospel that is capable of transforming the world.  P. Benedict VXI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4th Week of Lent click here>>>
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“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16). These words fill us with joy and hope, as we await the fulfillment of God’s promises! .  P. Benedict VXI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5th Week of Lent click here>>>
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Fifth Sunday, "Sir", they said to him, " we wish to see Jesus". Philip in turn went to Andrew, one of the first Apostles very close to the Lord and who also had a Greek name, and they both went and "told Jesus" (cf. Jn 12: 20-21). In the request of these anonymous Greeks we can interpret the thirst to see and to know Christ which is in every person's heart; and Jesus' answer orients us to the mystery of Easter, the glorious manifestation of his saving mission. "The hour has come", he declared, "for the Son of man to be glorified (Jn 12: 23). Yes! The hour of the glorification of the Son of man is at hand, but it will entail the sorrowful passage through his Passion and death on the Cross. Indeed the divine plan of salvation which is for everyone, Jews and Gentiles alike will only be brought about in this manner. Actually, everyone is invited to be a member of the one people of the new and definitive Covenant. In this light, we also understand the solemn proclamation with which the Gospel passage ends: "and I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself" (Jn 12: 32), and likewise the Evangelist's comment: "He said this to show by what death he was to die" (Jn 12: 33). The Cross: the height loftiness of love is the loftiness of Jesus and he attracts all to these heights. Very appropriately, the liturgy brings us to meditate on this text of John's Gospel today, on this Fifth Sunday of Lent, while the days of the Lord's Passion draw near in which we will immerse ourselves spiritually as from next Sunday which is called, precisely, Palm Sunday and the Sunday of the Lord's Passion. It is as if the Church were encouraging us to share Jesus' state of mind, desiring to prepare us to relive the mystery of his Crucifixion, death and Resurrection not as foreign spectators but on the contrary as protagonists, involved together with him in his mystery of the Cross and the Resurrection. .  P. Benedict VXI

 

 


 

 

 

HOLY WEEK

PalmSunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday Holy Saturday

 

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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>>>
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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 Novenafor the feast of Divine Mercy !!!: click here>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Saturday: click here>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Noven to the Holy Spirit : click here>>>

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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). read: 

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

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

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

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) 

 


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>>>