Conference Presentations and Homilies of the Preacher to the Pontifical Household

 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

His Excellency,
The Most Reverend 
Edward K. Braxton,
Ph.D., S.T.D.