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How Our Lord’s Ascension Into Heaven Increases Our Faith

How Our Lord's Ascension Into Heaven Increases Our Faith* At Easter, beloved brethren, it was the Lord’s resurrection which was the cause of our joy; our present rejoicing is on account of his ascension into heaven. With all due solemnity, we are commemorating that day on which our poor human nature was carried up, in Christ, above all the hosts of heaven, above all the ranks of angels, beyond the... Read More

How can We Celebrate the Easter Season More Fully?

April 26, 2018 by  
Filed under Easter, Fr. Bartunek

Dear Father John, The wonderful season of Easter is upon us. Lent has been a great time to prepare for the victory of the cross over death. Thank-you Jesus Christ, Holy Redeemer. What are appropriate things we can do to celebrate Easter, especially for the entire season?   I love this question! Ever since I was ordained, I have been struck every year by the decrease in daily Mass attendance as soon... Read More

Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy

Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy […Some time ago, a] young woman was eagerly learning the art of surrender to the Divine Instructor. Jesus revealed to St. Maria Faustina, an obscure Religious Sister in Poland, His deep love and mercy for all humanity and appointed her as His ‘Messenger of Mercy’. His message involved a request for our childlike confidence in His love and a renewed call... Read More

The Ascension of the Lord

May 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Liturgy, Solemnity

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord “Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascent with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: ‘if you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things htat are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God, seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth.' For just as he remained with us even... Read More

Taste of Victory – Retreat Guide for Easter

April 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Easter, Fr. Bartunek, Resources, Retreat Guides

Taste of Victory New Easter Retreat Guide Now Available! Easter Sunday is over, but the Easter Season has just begun. It will last for another seven weeks. Why does the liturgy make the Easter Season so long? And how can we live this Season as God wants us to? Those and more questions are explored in “The Taste of Victory: A Retreat Guide for Easter.” As with all our Retreat Guides, you... Read More