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April 16, 2017

"After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it."

April 14, 2017

"The Stations reassure me. If Jesus himself fell not once, not twice, but three times under his great and terrible burden, I don't think we should beat ourselves up too much when we crumble at times under ours."

April 12, 2017

"Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people? Does God love his dark- or his light-skinned children less? The brave more than the timid? And does any of us know the mind of God so well that we can decide for him who is included, and who is excluded, from the circle of his love?"

April 11, 2017

"The world will never be the dwelling-place of peace, till peace has found a home in the heart of each and every human person, till all preserve within themselves the order ordained by God to be preserved."

April 10, 2017

"Tell the story from the point of view of the sheep. Or the star. Or the light. Or the stomach of the whale. Point from creation to Christ. Then point back from Christ to creation. Restore creation through redemption. Connect the dots."

April 7, 2017

"Jesus comforting the women in response to their concern for him is a fitting meditation for a cluster of my experiences in India that illustrate how church people continue to live this moment in the passion of Jesus — a moment of compassion."

— Marianist Sr. Laura M. Leming, from Jesus comforts the women, published on Global Sisters Report 


April 6, 2017

"My biggest takeaway from working with the sisters would far and away be the amount of happiness and smiles that can be shared. The sisters' life calling is to help those in most need. It is not a chore, but something they are happy to do and look forward to each day. I love volunteering, and this trip offered me everything I wanted in the span of just one week. I was happy to sign up and come along for the adventure."