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On the Ascension of the Lord

May 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Ascension, Dan Burke, Solemnity

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ON THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD* A Homily of St Leo the Great   I. The events recorded as happening after the Resurrection were intended to convince us of its truth. Since the blessed and glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, whereby the Divine power in three days raised the true Temple of God, which [wickedness] had overthrown, the sacred forty days, dearly-beloved are to-day ended, which... Read More

The Risen Lord and the Gift of Faith

March 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Easter, Faith, Resurrection


The Risen Lord and the Gift of Faith To believe that the Lord is Risen is to believe that He is present in a radical and wonderful way. His powerful presence is accessible only by faith — this is because He has ascended into heaven. Such is the substance of our hope. When we cleave to Him by faith, because His presence is real and personal, He raises us up with Him. When Mary Magdalene calls... Read More

Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord: Forty Days After Easter

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Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord Forty days after Easter Presence of God – O Jesus, who ascended into heaven, grant that I, too, may live there in spirit. MEDITATION The central idea in the liturgy today is the raising of our hearts toward heaven, so that we may begin to dwell in spirit where Jesus has gone before us. “Christ’s Ascension,” says St. Leo, “is our own ascension; our... Read More

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