Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

Easter Sunday Homily from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Tweet Share14 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What brings us to the Basilica, this Easter morning is our own personal act of faith. We are here because we need to be here. We need to hear, once again, the proclamation that is at the very heart of our faith. Christ is Risen! […] [Read more]

Easter Joy

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Tweet Share88 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble One of the graces of Easter falling in early April is that nature reflects the joy of new life found in the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior. Our parks and gardens bloom with color. We wonder at how even the most delicate of spring […] [Read more]

God is Love: The Letters of Saint John

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Tweet Share42 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleEaster is a season to rejoice in the love of Christ our Redeemer, and then proclaim the Good News of the Risen Lord who calls us to eternal life. This is what Saint John does in his three letters of the New Testament and I invite […] [Read more]

Saint Catherine of Siena

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Tweet Share54 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Part of the Easter season is a celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.  At each Mass, the Easter Candle is lit, and the baptismal font is placed front and center or richly decorated throughout the fifty days of Easter.  In Baptism, we receive the gift […] [Read more]

“Go out!”

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Tweet Share63 Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble At his first general audience on March 27 in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis repeated a phrase worth remembering and living: “Go out!” A few days before Easter, our new Holy Father was reflecting on what it means to live our faith during Holy Week, […] [Read more]

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Tweet Share116 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Just over two weeks ago, we witnessed the election of a new Chief Shepherd – Pope Francis.  The Chair of Peter is once more filled.  Now on Easter Sunday, with joy and exaltation, the entire Church throughout the world proclaims once again, as it has […] [Read more]

Our New Life in Christ

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleWith great solemnity, the Church celebrates baptism and Easter, and along with the Easter Candle, the baptismal font and its water are the central symbols of the Easter season.  On Easter Sunday and each Sunday of the Easter season (the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost), […] [Read more]

Christ is Truly Risen, Alleluia!

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Tweet Share11 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleJust as the disciples did after the first Easter, we too can shout “Alleluia” with joy, because we have encountered the risen Lord. On this Easter, and every day, Jesus is with us, and brings us new life. [Read more]