The wounds of the Resurrected Jesus are an important sign to believers that as Christ suffered and died for us, we also must carry the crosses given to us as we journey through life.
May the Easter mysteries transform our hearts and fill us with joy and peace.
The term “senior priest” is used in our archdiocese to refer to those presbyters who have advanced past the age of 68 years and who no longer have an “official” placement in a parish or religious institution.
The Resurrection is the statement that, joined with Him in this world, we are assured of living with Him in the next.
Time signals our sequence from winter into spring and then finally into summer.
Prayer is an essential element of our spiritual journey, the journey that leads to a deeper awareness of God’s abiding care, healing, mercy and forgiveness.
Family is a privileged locus of the grace of God.
This spiritual spring-cleaning we do for Lent gives us a closer relationship with God and prepares us to receive and understand the sacrificial love of Jesus.
Spring is the time of new life and new possibilities. It is a season of hope.
Lent can be seen as a season of joy, says Bishop Haines.