Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

The gift that every human being – and our whole world – needs most is the gift of peace. This wonderful gift can only come from the One who is the Prince of Peace (cf. Is 9:6), the One at whose birth the hosts of heaven praised God with the words, “Glory to God in the...

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

The Lord is truly risen! Alleluia! Those of us who attended the Easter Vigil last night welcomed with great delight the glorious light that pierced through the darkness and the victorious ringing of the Church bells that pealed as we sang Gloria in Excelsis Deo. The...

Seventh Sunday of Easter

“And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.” These words of Jesus, taken from his prayer to the Father at the Last Supper, bring back to mind the great event we celebrated last Thursday, Jesus’ Ascension to the...

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. After his Resurrection, Jesus revealed himself to his disciples in a series of appearances. “He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

At the Last Supper, Jesus spoke to his disciples so openly about his imminent sufferings that they were deeply disturbed. Thus one of his concerns on that holy night was to console them and strengthen their faith. As we read last Sunday, he told them, “Do not let your...