Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God’s throne! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation! (Exultet, Easter Vigil) Happy Easter from all of us at the Cenacle! – – – – – Photo by Rose Hoover, rc Space images courtesy of NASA.
Category Archive for 'Easter'
Mary Magdalene (whose feast day is July 22, though superseded this year by the Sunday liturgy) is the patron saint of all sorts of people. Among others, she is the patron saint of: reformed prostitutes (showing that she is confused with the woman in the Bible who anointed the feet of Jesus—and who some have [...]
At the end of the Lenten season, I was finding it hard to move into the spirit of Easter. It seemed important to spend some quiet time reflecting on the Resurrection. Out of this reflection, I would like to share a few thoughts with you. The Resurrection of Christ shows us that we are not [...]
Is it really important that Jesus was raised physically from the dead and not just as a spirit? Does belief in the resurrection of the body have any meaning for our own lives? The Ascension of Jesus into heaven sheds light on these questions; because amazingly enough, with the Ascension we learn that the Second [...]
(See John 20:1-18.) Not much you would notice at first glance: a stone out of place, two men leaving a cemetery, a woman crying in the garden. And a gardener tending a bush whose blossoms flame in the new sunlight.