- Jan 28, 2020
Ken Eldridge is a stained glass artist for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. For years, the local man had donated his time to create or restore stained glass windows for the parish.
The pontiff urged the faithful to continue to seek reconciliation, or confession, because “every time we are forgiven, we are reassured and encouraged.”
The path of righteousness highlighted by the Lord Jesus on this Divine Mercy Sunday is offered to all people willing to give it, ask for it, and seek a renewed culture that embraces and generously shares it.
The Mercy Bus visited the town squares and shopping centers of Scotland, offering people a chance to go to confession, or just chat to a priest. The initiative was in answer to Pope Francis’s call for the clergy to to go out to the people and take the Church to them.
In an interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Anthony L. Lilles – author of “Fire from Above,” and academic dean of St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles – talks about the deeper life of prayer. Among other things, she says that when God comes to us in prayer and reveals the immensity of His love, it’s the finest moment in our lives, and one minute in this kind of prayer does more good in the world than anything else we can do.
The Sunday after Easter was once called Low Sunday, but now we celebrate it as Divine Mercy Sunday. The reason is that after a long 20th century, the human family is in tremendous need of healing and hope, of both receiving mercy and sharing compassion with one another.