Posts Tagged ‘Ascension’

Eternally Connected by the Bond of Love

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Mary was there at the foot of the Cross when Jesus died, but when he was lifted up to heaven, 40 days after his Resurrection, the Bible does not record his mother as being physically present (Lk 24:51-52; Acts 1:1-11).  One might think that she would want to be there to say farewell, but it […] [Read more]

Don’t just stand there – do something!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On the 40th day after he rose from the dead, Jesus appeared to the Apostles and said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).  The Lord then ascended to heaven.  Liturgically, much […] [Read more]

You will be my witnesses!

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

When we recite the Nicene Creed at Mass, we state our belief in the Ascension of the Lord: “…He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end….” [Read more]