About the book and the author
while the Jews demand miracles and die Greeks look for wisdom, we are preaching a crucified Christ: to the Jews an obstacle they cannot get over, to the gentiles foolishness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is both the power of God and the wisdom of God'(1 Corinthians 1:22-4)
The meditations in this book are comments on the Passion readings given by Raniero Cantalamessa in the Basilica of St. Peter in the presence of the Pope during the Good Friday services from 1996 to 2006.
Raniero Cantalamessa, Franciscan Capuchin, former professor of Ancient Christianity at the Catholic University of Milan and a member of the International Theological Commission serves since 1980 as the preacher of the Papal Household. He is a member of the Catholic Commission for Dialogue with the Pentecostal Churches. He has authored several books an
ONE MAN HAS DIED FOR ALL
YOU DID IT TO ME
CHRIST HAS BROKEN DOWN THE DIVIDING WALL
YOU GAVE YOUR SON
TO RANSOM A SLAVE
IT IS ACCOMPLISHED!
NOW THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD IS CAST OUT
WHEN I AM LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH I WILL DRAW ALL PEOPLE TO MYSELF
HE IS OUR PEACE
VICTOR QUIA VICTIMA VICTOR BECAUSE VICTIM
HAIL, TRUE BODY, TRULY BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY