Eating with Jesus

Easter 3B One of the joys for me of being the mother of a young child was reading together every night. When Joseph Henry began second grade we embarked upon the Harry Potter series. By the end of that school year we had finished all seven books, a chapter a night. I...

Behind Locked Doors

Easter 2B Maybe you’ve had the experience. You emerge from a room where a life-changing event has take place. Maybe it’s a hospital room, where a new life has entered the world, or a much loved one has left. Maybe it’s a lawyer’s office where a marriage has ended....

Call Her By Her Name

Easter Sunday It is one of the most despairing laments in scripture. “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him,” Mary Magdalene sobs. The body of her beloved friend and teacher Jesus is missing from the tomb. It is the final, crushing...

Easter Vigil

Dear friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to gather in vigil and prayer. For this is the Passover of the Lord, in which, by hearing his Word...

Why Is This Night Different?

Maundy Thursday This week, Jewish families and friends around the world gather to celebrate Passover with a ritual meal that begins with this question: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” The answer is because on this night Jewish people remember the...

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