Seventh Sunday of Easter
OR Ascension of Our Lord*
*All worldwide and ecclesiastical
U.S. provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia and the state of Nebraska retained this celebration Thursday, May 9, while all other provinces have transferred the Solemnity to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 12. U.S.
Maiden Meditation, Charles West Cope (1847)
"When Holy Mass is properly celebrated there are moments in which the voices of both priest and faithful become silent. ...
That stillness proper to the most beautiful things in existence dominates, a quiet area of attentiveness in which the beautiful and truly important reign. We must earnestly desire stillness and be willing to give something for it; then it will be ours. Once we have experienced it, we will be astounded that we were able to live without it. ...
If someone were to ask me what the liturgical life begins with, I should answer: with learning stillness. Without it, everything remains superficial, vain. "
Preparing Yourself for Mass*
*32 holy mediations guaranteed to help you pray better, pay closer attention,
and grow more reverent during Mass... no matter where, when or how it is celebrated
(Excerpt from Chapter 1)
Blessed Mother’s Day to all!
First Steps ~ Van Gogh
"A partnership with God is motherhood.
What beauty, what love, what self control
Must belong to her who helps God
fashion an immortal soul!" (Author Unknown)