For What We Preach Is Not Ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, CAP, Papal Preacher
Here are translations of the four Advent sermons delivered this year by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, to Pope Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia in preparation for Christmas. Preaching in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, Father Cantalamessa is offering a series of reflections on the theme "For What We Preach Is Not Ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord" (2 Corinthians 4:5): Faith in Christ Today."
The sermons are available via Zenit.org:
- How are They to Believe Him in Whom They Have Never Heard? (parts one & two) - 12/2/05
Offers fresh insight into our faith in Christ and calls the Church to the new evangelization and to the rediscovery of the kerygma (basic proclamation of the Gospel).
- Do You Believe? - 12/9/05
Through John's Gospel, this sermon discusses the vital importance of testimonies of conversion.
- The Righteousness That Comes From Faith in Christ (parts one & two) - 12/16/05
Through the writings of St. Paul, Fr. Cantalamessa calls us to faith in Christ and evangelization.
- The Experience of the Salvation of Christ Today - 12/23/05
Addresses the universal human need for salvation in Christ and gives clarity to the call to re-evangelize the Christian world.