Homilies

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Holy Chrism Mass

Vatican Basilica – Holy Thursday, 24 March 2016
After hearing Jesus read from the Prophet Isaiah and say: “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” (Lk 4:21), the congregation in the synagogue of Nazareth might well have burst into applause.

Celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Saint Peter’s Square XXXI World Youth Day Sunday, 20 March 2016 Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (cf. Lk 19:38), the crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as...

Pope Francis Homily for Chrism Mass

Pope Francis Homily for Chrism Mass LENT 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I have the joy of celebrating my first Chrism Mass as the Bishop of Rome. I greet all of you with affection, especially you, dear priests, who, like myself, today recall the day of...

Palm Sunday Homily of Pope Francis 2013

Palm Sunday Homily of Pope Francis 2013 Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, 24 March 2013 CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD 1. Jesus enters Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in festive mood, their garments are stretched out before him,...

Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI at Easter Vigil

Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI at Easter Vigil LENT 2012 St. Peter’s Basilica, April 7, 2012 DEAR Brothers and Sisters, Easter is the feast of the new creation.  Jesus is risen and dies no more.  He has opened the door to a new life, one that no longer knows...

A priest never belongs to himself

A priest never belongs to himself LENT 2012 Homily of Pope Benedict XVI at the Holy Christ Mass held at the Vatican on April 5, 2012 DEAR Brothers and Sisters, At this Holy Mass our thoughts go back to that moment when, through prayer and the laying on of hands, the...

Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on Palm Sunday 2012

Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on Palm Sunday 2012 LENT 2012 April 1, 2012 |  27th World Youth Day DEAR Brothers and Sisters, Palm Sunday is the great doorway leading into Holy Week, the week when the Lord Jesus makes his way towards the culmination of his earthly...

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