|1. Reflections on the Eucharist in
Light of Adoro Te Devote
A ZENIT translation of the first Advent sermon, delivered 3
December 2004, before the Pope and his aides in the Roman Curia, by the
Pontifical Household preacher, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa.
This is the first of three reflections on the Holy Eucharist, in light
of the hymn Adoro Te Devote, here concentrating on the first
2. I Believe All the Son of God
In his Advent sermon of 10 December 2004, Fr. Cantalamessa reflects on
the second verse of Adoro Te Devote. He speaks of the
consecration as a convergence of the words of Christ and the action of
the Holy Spirit. He also addresses the doctrine of transubstantiation in
light of recent theories of transignification and transfinalization, and
warns against taking the "Mystery of faith" for granted.
3. The Same Prayer as the
Here is a translation of the third Advent sermon, delivered, 17 December
2004, before the Pope and officials of the Roman Curia, in which Father
Cantalamessa offers a meditation on the third verse of the eucharistic
hymn, Adoro Te Devote, showing the close connection between the
Eucharist and the Incarnation.