We begin in Rome today where Pope Francis reflected on the Paschal Triduum during his weekly General Audience and invited Christians to be instruments of redemption and hope for all our suffering brothers and sisters.
In his weekly catechesis, the Pope told the crowd that the climax of the Church’s liturgical year is proclaimed at Easter Sunday Mass. The Triduum, he said, renews baptized Christians in the meaning, of their New condition. “In Baptism, we are raised with Jesus, and we die to the things of this world.”
He concluded his audience by inviting all Christians to live well, the Holy Triduum, and to be more inserted into the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. “May the Virgin Mary,” the Pope said, “accompany us on this spiritual journey. She, who followed Jesus in his passion. She, who was present with Him under the Cross, and she, who received in her mother’s heart the joy of the resurrection.”
Also at the General Audience today, a story about a young boy from Ohio who, being recently cured of leukemia, received a wish from the Pope that he never imagined possible. CNS has this story.
Here in Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins has just released his Easter message and Holy Week invitation for all to come and celebrate the heart of our Catholic faith and the beauty of Holy Week.
That is all that we have time for today. Join us again tomorrow, when I bring you more news and stories from the Perspectives of a Catholic Lens.
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