- Dec 13, 2019
The Lord Jesus would have wanted his beloved mother to know that he was okay, that the mission had been completed and that he was no longer in pain.
It’s only by placing our self-abandonment within the light of eternity, and within a mosaic that involves a perspective beyond the confines of particular situations and personalities, that we can find strength, true peace and the means of perseverance.
Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit said Wednesday, “We will rebuild the cathedral … we could speak in these Easter times of a certain resurrection.”
The promise of Resurrection gives new hope to humanity. Once a curse, since it could not be fulfilled, hope is now a solace and an encouragement to faith.
Mary became the living Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, carrying the very Presence of God on earth.
Monday after Easter is a holiday in all or part of 118 nations, but nowhere does it pack quite the cultural punch as in Italy, even if by now it’s mostly lost its religious significance.