January 15, 2019
The Ninetieth Anniversary of the
Birth of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians,
I would like to share with you the texts of the Conference Presentations and Homilies of the Preacher to the Pontifical Household, The Reverend Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M., Cap. These were delivered during a special retreat for the Bishops of the United States held at Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois at the beginning of this New Year.
I share them with you in the hope that you peruse them for ideas that may be helpful for your own prayer and reflection on your ministry and the life of the Church.
Prayerfully yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Bishop of Belleville
First Homily The Liturgy of the Word
First Conference on Intimacy with Christ
Second Homily on Consecration
Second Conference on Staying with Jesus Means Going Through a Radical Conversion
Third Homily on Holy Communion
Third Conference on To Be with Christ Means to Share His Celibacy for the Kingdom
Fourth Homily on The Epiphany of the Lord
Fourth Conference on To Be with Jesus is to Share His Poverty
Fifth Homily On Mary
Fifth Conference on Sharing Jesus' Ardent Prayer for Unity
Sixth Conference on With Jesus in Gethsemane
Seventh Conference on The Law of the Spirit
Eighth Conference on We Preach Jesus Christ, Our Lord
Ninth Conference on Through the Holy Spirit A Personal Testimony
Tenth Conference on Tend the Flock that is in your Charge
Eleventh Conference on Witnesses to the Resurrection of Christ
Penitential Service on A Church on Her Knees A Penitential Service