March 6, 2009

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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LENTEN SERMONS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY FATHER

 VATICAN CITY, 6 MAR 2009 (VIS) - At 9.00 a.m. on Friday 13 March in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the Apostolic Palace in the presence of the Holy Father, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., preacher to the Pontifical Household, will deliver the first Lenten sermon. The theme of this year's meditations is: "The law of the Spirit of Christ Jesus" (Rom. 8, 2).

   A note issued by the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household explains that, in this year dedicated to St. Paul, the focus will be on the Apostle's view of the work of the Holy Spirit. "In particular, reflections will concentrate on the Holy Spirit as a new law operating through love, as an inner master guiding us through conscience, the Word of God and the Magisterium of the Church, as a force that creates and transforms the cosmos, as the soul of Christian eschatology that drives history to fulfilment".

   The following sermons will be given on the Fridays of 20 and 27 March and 3 April.

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