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Remember Jesus Christ: Responding to the Challenges of Faith in Our Time
What place does Christ have in our modern society? Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the papal household, posed that question in a series of Advent and Lent meditations presented to Pope Benedict XVI. In Remember Jesus Christ, which is based on these meditations, he explains that in order to bring people to Christ today, the Church needs to proclaim, as simply and ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Word Among Us Press
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I find myself collecting and reading a type of Catholic book I wasn't aware was available until recently. They are books which contain talks/retreats given to the papal household. My logic is that if these priests and their message is good enough for the Pope to hear, then they are good enough for me to read. I own several now, and my most recent one is Remember Jesus Christ by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. Fr. Cantalamessa was appointed to the papal household in 1980 by Pope John Paul II, and the b ...more
People get deceived and deceive others when they think that the Catholic Church doesn't begin with Jesus. This book is a collection of meditations presented to the pontifical household in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI. It is based on a verse from the Bible in 2 Timothy 2: 8 as the apostle Paul exhorts Timothy, his true son in the faith, to "remember Jesus Christ". Fr Cantalamessa, a real favourite theologian of mine, quotes in chapter 1 What Augustine had to say commenting on Christ's answer ...more
This book offers some insightful and profound meditations on the person of Jesus Christ and the utmost importance of re-centering our faith in Jesus. I specifically enjoyed the first section on faith and belief that was written for Advent although the latter half brings it all to fulfillment in addressing the importance of the Passion and Resurrection in our ultimate salvation. I definitely think this is a read I will return to and ponder again and again.
Father Raniero Cantalamessa is a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic Priest. Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, 22 July 1934, ordained priest in 1958. Divinity Doctor (Fribourg 1962) and Doctor in classical literature (Milan 1966). Former Ordinary Professor of History of Ancient Christianity and Director of the Department of Religious Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan. Member of the International T ...moreMore about Raniero Cantalamessa...
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