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...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

St. John tells in today’s second reading that God is Love. It is to this Love that the Easter season, our fifty-day journey celebrating the Easter mystery, keeps directing us. The essence of God is his love, which is most powerfully expressed through the Death of...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

We continue to ponder the mystery, power, and beauty of the Resurrection. When we encounter the Risen Lord Jesus, it is an intimate encounter with Love, for, as St. John writes in his First Letter, “God is love” (1 Jn 4:16). Today’s first reading shows us how the...

Fourth Sunday of Easter

The beautiful title given to this day is “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Pope Francis, in his Spiritual Reflection, gives us a profound message about who the Good Shepherd is: he is the One who loves us unconditionally, who says to us, “Your life is worth so much to me, that...

Third Sunday of Easter

Christianity proclaims something unique, something that no other religion professes: that God became incarnate; he took on a real human body; he experienced all that we experience in our bodies – hunger and thirst, fatigue, excitement, sorrow, joy, anger, pain,...