Posts Tagged Easter

Resurrection: A Superabundant measure

Resurrection: A Superabundant measure

“The truth of Christ’s Resurrection is the original fact upon which Christian faith is based (cf. 1 Cor 15:14), an event set at the centre of the mystery

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Blessed John Henry Newman on the Resurrection

Blessed John Henry Newman on the Resurrection

St Mary the Virgin Church, Oxford “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” Luke xxiv. 5, 6. SUCH is the

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Guardini on the Resurrection

Guardini on the Resurrection

“We are faced with an either-or that reaches to the bottom of existence. If we take ourselves as measuring-rod, our human lives, the world as it appears to

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Newman on Faith and Sight on the road to Emmaus

Newman on Faith and Sight on the road to Emmaus

And He Disappeared out of Their Sight ca. 1898 Henry Ossawa Tanner,  Smithsonian American Art Collection Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, from Parochial and Plain Sermons, VI.10 “The

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Gaudium et spes and the Easter Truth

In order to explain true Christian humanism, Pope John Paul II would often cite a passage from Gaudium et spes, §22 — “Only in the mystery of the

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John Paul II — “Three Nights” of the Easter Vigil

John Paul II -- "Three Nights" of the Easter Vigil

EASTER VIGIL   HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II Holy Saturday, 30 March 2002   “God said: ‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (Gen 1:3).

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Guardini on the Grey Dawn between Time and Eternity

Guardini on the Grey Dawn between Time and Eternity

Romano Guardini (1885-1968) wrote a magnificent book entitled The Lord (1954); the Gateway edition has an introduction by Cardinal Ratzinger; Guardini’s book, The Spirit of the Liturgy (1935)

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“Thinking with the Church” – from the beginning

"Thinking with the Church" - from the beginning

During the Easter-tide, the fundamental lessons of faith come pouring forth from the gospel each day. There are many to be learned from the story of Thomas’ doubt.

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Emmaus — John Paul II often prayed “Stay with Us Lord”

Emmaus -- John Paul II often prayed "Stay with Us Lord"

Pope John Paul II frequently went to the story of the disciples at Emmaus for meditation. In 2004 he wrote an apostolic letter on the Eucharist, entitled Abide

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Easter Tuesday: Peter and John at the Tomb

Easter Tuesday: Peter and John at the Tomb

“Peter bent down and saw the binding cloths and nothing else; he went away wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.” (Luke 24.12) “Then the

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