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Rejoice in the Lord – Apr 15, 2022

In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin reflects on the experience of the Paschal Triduum, from ‘profound sorrow to intense joy’
Each year, the Church gives us the opportunity to share in the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through our celebration of the liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. As Pope Francis reminds us, this is “a time of grace” for us, a time to grow closer to God and to one other by experiencing prayerfully the powerful moments of Christ’s last days on Earth.
How can we be indifferent to Jesus’ suffering and death if we participate in his Last Supper; if we share his agony in the garden; if we see him scourged, mocked and crowned with thorns; if we witness his condemnation by religious and political authority; if we walk with him on the Way of the Cross; if we stand before the Crucified One as he utters his last words; and if we help his mother and a few faithful friends lay him in the tomb? How can we abandon him—as Peter and most of the others did—when we know that he will rise again on the third day? 

Click here to continue reading Cardinal Tobin’s letter to the faithful as well as A Way of the Cross inspired by St. Alphonsus Liguori and more.(Available in English and Spanish)