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...

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...

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...