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Salt + Light made a pilgrimage on the footsteps of Jesus in the heart of Lent and offers us reflections of the holy places we visited. In this meditation we meet at the Cenacle in Jerusalem where Jesus shared one last meal with his friends. During this Last Supper, we are confronted with Christ’s radical ...read more
Fr. Rosica with one of the residents of Qubeibeh. The unofficial theme of Salt + Light’s 12 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land was “Living Stones.” For every biblical site visited, there was a visit to a place where Christians are currently putting the Gospel into action. The combination of the ancient and new Christian ...read more
Suheir Saliba, left, who is Catholic, eats cheese products to break the Lenten fast with her husband’s Greek Orthodox family on Easter in Jifna, West Bank, April 20, 2014. Christian families in the Holy Land often have members of several different religious denominations. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) ...read more
This second episode brings you to the metropolitan city of Seoul, in South Korea. The Archdiocese of Seoul has designated 4 churches with Doors of Mercy, while within the city, the cathedral of the Military Ordinariate also has a holy door of mercy. ...read more
Preschooler Zyrus Manabet, 4, displays grass students grew for their Easter baskets at Holy Name School in Ketchikan, Alaska, April 15, 2016. Students were preparing for Holy Week and Easter with lessons, prayers and activities centered on Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. Located on Revillagigedo Island, Holy Name is the only Catholic school in the Diocese ...read more
At 10 am today, Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of the Lord, the Holy Father Pope Francis presides in Saint Peter’s Square at the solemn celebration of the Mass of the day. At the celebration, which begins with the ritual of “Resurrexit,” faithful of Rome and pilgrims from all over the world particpate in this ...read more
Worshippers carry a statue of the risen Christ during an Easter procession in Escazu, Costa Rica, April 8, 2012. (CNS photo/Juan Carlos Ulate, Reuters) ...read more
“Peter ran to the tomb” (Lk 24:12). What thoughts crossed Peter’s mind and stirred his heart as he ran to the tomb? The Gospel tells us that the eleven, including Peter, had not believed the testimony of the women, their Easter proclamation. Quite the contrary, “these words seemed to them an idle tale” (v. 11). ...read more