After Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead, he continued to appear to his disciples for a period of 40 days. After this time, with his Apostles gathered around him on the Mount of Olives, Jesus was taken up bodily into heaven, as recorded in the Gospels. To comfort them in his physical absence, he promised to send them a Consoler and Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to be with them and to guide them into all truth until the end of the world. The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter Sunday, also called Ascension Thursday. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, and among the oldest and most solemn feasts on the liturgical calendar. In many dioceses the feast is transferred to the following Sunday.
Good Morning ☀😊☀
What we see in our day, what we see in others and what we see in our lives depends mainly on what we look for.
See the beauty, see the positives, see the blessings; look for them. 🔍🔭👀
Wishing you a blessed and favourable day 🙏🏽😊🙏🏽
Good Morning ☀😊☀
Sometimes we have items in our homes that become useless for different reasons. We either give them away to someone who can use them or discard them because we just don’t know what to do again while some people have a garage sale. I’ve heard people say that they’re are useless; they don’t know what to do with themselves again.
We have life, we have God given talents and there are things we learn to do along the way.
We have purpose, sometimes undiscovered, so we can never be useless.
Wishing you a wonderful day 🙏🏽😉🙏🏽
“Prayer brings our mind into the brightness of divine light, and exposes our will to the warmth of divine love. Nothing else can so purge our mind from its ignorance, and our will from its depraved affections. It is a blessed fountain which, as it flows, revives our good desires and causes them to bring forth fruit, washes away the stains of infirmity from our soul, and calms the passions of our hearts.”
— St. Francis de Sales, p. 61
AN EXCERPT FROM
An Introduction to the Devout Life
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
From ancient times the Easter octave, culminating on the 8th day, has been centered on the theme of God’s mercy and forgiveness. The final day of the octave celebration of Easter is meant to be a day of thanksgiving to God for his goodness to mankind through the Paschal mystery, that is, the Passion, death, and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. The Second Sunday of Easter was named Divine Mercy Sunday by Pope St. John Paul II following a request from Our Lord in his private revelations to St. Faustina Kowalska. On this day Jesus promised to open the floodgates of his inexhaustible mercy and shower abundant graces on those who participate in this feast day. A plenary indulgence is granted (under the usual conditions of sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion, and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father) to the faithful who, in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus.
MONTH OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST
The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Christ—His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—received into our souls with every reception of Holy Communion. Our Eucharistic Lord is the source and summit of our Christian life, the ultimate proof of His infinite love for us.
On Easter Sunday the Church celebrates the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the dead, the greatest feast of the liturgical year. For this purpose Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent into the world. Through the celebration of this feast Christians also anticipate the resurrection of their own glorified bodies at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It is customary for Christians to joyfully proclaim to one another, “He is risen!” with the response, “He is risen, indeed!”