Holy Saturday isn’t just a day to get through so that we can get to Easter! It is a beautiful opportunity to recognize Jesus’ sacrifice and to prepare for His resurrection. Here are some simple ways to fully and confidently participate in Holy Saturday.
St. Philip Neri established the Seven Churches Pilgrimage in Rome around 1553. This Holy Thursday, we’d like to help you participate by offering a “virtual pilgrimage” to the Seven Churches, and invite you to pray with us at each “visit.”
For the first time in our lives, the usual liturgies and traditions of Good Friday (such as the Veneration of the Cross) will not be available to Catholics except through livestream. However, with a little preparation, we can set Good Friday apart from all other days and truly enter into the Mystery of our Salvation.
On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood. We also accompany Jesus as His Passion begins in the Garden at Gethsemane. How do can we honor Holy Thursday at home? Here are six ideas.
Many of us are saddened by the fact that we will be celebrating Palm Sunday at home this year. One thing is certain: this will be a memorable Palm Sunday. In an effort to live out the mystery of the passion with life and joy, I wanted to share some ideas to help your family have a fruitful Palm Sunday celebration.
So. Your Lent didn't quite turn out the way you expected. I can relate. As I type, I have my earbuds playing some of my favorite music. Yet I had given up music for Lent. I am also eating the chocolate I just purchased for my kids' Easter baskets…This is not the Lent I expected.
Prayer, recollection, repentance, and discipline are all very important, but how much more powerful they become for the entire Kingdom of God when we do them with the heart and mind of a warrior.
Now that most public liturgies are canceled—both Masses and parish Stations of the Cross—many of us are feeling the void in our Lenten practices. The good news is: you don’t have to gather in your parish church to meditate on the mysteries of our salvation. You can pray the Stations as a family in your own home!
St. Therese of Lisieux called prayer “a simple look turned toward heaven...embracing both trial and joy.” The Rosary is exactly that: a simple look toward the face of Christ, embracing Jesus’ sufferings—and ultimate triumphs—in company with Mary.
Yes, Adam and Eve have a feast day. Didn't you know? Catholic tradition has taught that Adam and Eve experienced profound contrition for their sin after they disobeyed the command of God. After being expelled from the Garden of Eden, they lived lives of repentance and holiness.