What an exciting time to witness the movement of the Holy Spirit in the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization through Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. And what a privilege to be able to reflect on this movement through the eyes of someone so recognized as Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. Fr. Cantalamessa reminds us that by virtue of our baptism we are called to be missionary disciples who after having experienced a personal encounter with Jesus and being filled with the Holy Spirit are called to go forth proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel!

Click on the following link to read the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. It’s message is good for any time of the year: