Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Today we take another important step with Jesus into the mystery of his life and his mission. Together with the Apostles we see him rise from the earth and be taken into Heaven. The Ascension of the Lord is a mystery that is familiar to us as the Second Glorious...

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Six weeks ago we celebrated the amazing event of Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead. Indeed, we have continued celebrating his triumph over sin and death, and his rising to new life, throughout the weeks of the Easter Season. Our first reading today gives us a good...

The Ascension of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Ascension is one of the joyful highpoints of the liturgical year, and especially of the season of Easter. Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven, his return to the Father, marks the glorious completion of his earthly mission. As he passes from...