RSS Feed for HomilyCategory: Homily

Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Abstracts from the homilies of the Patriarch »

Venezia, 25th December 2010 Card. Angelo Scola Patriarch of Venice 1. «The Word was made flesh, he lived among us» (Jn 1:14, Day Mass). «Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped […]

“Easter is the feast of Christ’s centrality in the life of man”. Patriarch’s easter homily. »

Tanslation by sr Léonard Easter Vigil  Gn1:1-22; Gn22:1-18; Ex14,15-15,1; Is 55:1-11; Ba 3:9-15.32-4.4; Ez 36,16-28; Rm 6: 3-11; Lk 24: 1-12 Easter Sunday Acts 10, 34.37-43; Ps 117; 1Cor 5: 6-8; Jn 20: 1-9 1. «I am Christ who have destroyed death, who have won the enemy and put the Hades under my feet, who […]

Procession and Veneration of the Holy Relics of the Passion. Patriarch’s meditation. »

«You gaze at me from the cross/ this evening my Lord/ meanwhile your voice/ whispers to me: “Give me your heart”». The gaze of the Redeemer imparts from the cross, with the melody of Mozart, this singular invitation: «Give me your heart». That is to say give me all of yourself. In fact, what is […]

“Nothing shows God’s omnipotence as the power of Christ during his passion”. The Patriarch’s homily on the Passion Sunday »

Translation by Léonard Azzopardi Procession from Santa Maria Formosa to the Basilica, Scripture Reading: Lk 19: 28-40 Holy Mass, Scripture Readings: Is 50:4-7; Psalm 22 (21), 17-18.19-20.23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22, 14-23.56 1. «As he moved off, people spread their cloaks in the road, and now, as he was approaching the downward slope of the […]

‘The good news of Christmas: God makes himself familiar to us. And if God is familiar to us, we can surely recognize Him’. Patriarch’s Christmas homily »

Translation by Léonard Azzopardi Is 52: 7-10; Salm 97; Heb 1: 1-6; Jn 1; 1-18 1. “The people who walked in darkness … upon those who dwelt in the land of deep shadow …” (Is 9: 1). These words of the prophet Isaiah concern us. Proceeding – or maybe living – in the darkness is […]

Human pain and Redeemer’s work: an abstract taken from the traditional Redeemer Address »

From the 2009 Redeemer Address by Patriarch Card. A. Scola 1. Personally, I was provoked to choose pain and suffering as the topic for the Redeemer Address during the Pastoral Visitation, as I met in their homes people who were seriously sick or very ill. This issue has become more urgent to me, I would […]

Let us taste and adore Christ present here and now: the inexhaustible fascination of Venice is marked by this new and eternal covenant with God »

“On the stump of the ancient memorial Jesus grafts the radical novelty of his redemptive sacrifice: “This is my body… This is my blood” (Mk 14, 22 and 24). In the semitic language “Take, this is my body” (Mk 14,22) simply and paradoxically means “This is myself.” By operating the substantial transformation of the bread […]

“Truth is not a doctrine, is this Man”. The Palm Sunday’s homily in Sain Mark »

“The passion of Our Lord is not a myth, but it consumes itself «under Pontius Pilate» and standing on the solid base of history. However, in the same time, the manifestation of what sorrowfully accompanies the whole history of humanity from the beginning to the end: God is beaten and held in contempt while He […]

“Let’s turn our eyes to the measure of Divine Love”. The homily of the fest of the Hezaltation of the Holy Cross »

“The cross is the symbol of charity par excellence, the symbol of objective and effective love whose source lies in God. This is the reminder that the Order’s ensign with the eight-pointed cross- reminiscent of the eight Beatitudes – continues to bring into the world. But before being a human action, charity is a divine […]

“Peace to men who enjoy his favour”. Patriarch’s Christmas homily »

Mass at Midnight: Is 9: 1-6; from Psalm 95; Tit 2: 11-14; Lk 2: 1-14 Mass During the Day: Is 52: 7-10; from Psalm 97; Heb 1: 16; Jn 1: 1-18 1. “For there is a child born to us, a son given to us” (Is 9: 5). “[So Joseph set out] in order to […]