Divine Mercy Sunday

This Octave Day of Easter is, in the 21st century, also celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. The readings today show us examples of both acts of mercy and words of mercy. The first reading gives us an inspiring description of the early Church. Those who loved and...

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

He is Risen! Alleluia! There were soldiers standing guard outside the tomb where Jesus was buried, but there were no eyewitnesses to what happened in the darkness inside. So profound was the mystery of what exactly took place, the Resurrection of the Lord, that no one...

Seventh Sunday of Easter

We may begin our reflection today by focusing on this line from Psalm 27: “One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life.” To dwell in the house of the Lord means to be where the Lord is, to live continuously in...

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

We celebrate today the great Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord into Heaven. The first reading tells us that, as the Apostles looked on, “he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.” Jesus has completed his mission on earth and now he returns to his...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

On this Sixth Sunday of Easter, the Liturgy gives us an instruction on love. This is a most fitting topic for this Season, which is drawing near its culmination, for Easter begins with the revelation of the greatest love of all, on display from the Cross and...