The Church is rooted in this fundamental mystery of our Catholic faith: the mystery of God who is one in essence and three in persons.
Having just read in the Acts of the Apostles about Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit came down on the Lord’s disciples, we are conscious of being present at the great display of God’s power with which the Church’s life began to spread among all nations.
Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus’ life among men, his ascension into heaven.
If we look at the world, at the People of God, during this month of May, we will see devotion to Our Lady taking the form of many old and new customs practiced with great love.
On May 2, the Prelature of Opus Dei celebrates the anniversary of the dedication of the Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace.
When the Church was going through difficulties, St Josemaria had deep recourse to St Catherine, since she had been a passionate defender of the truth.
The events of St. Josemaria’s life and how he lived them also teach us about the beautiful and unforgettable events in our lives as Christians.
St. Josemaria made his First Communion on April 23, 1912 and would always observe with unabashed fervor the anniversary of that wonderful day.
“Christ is alive.” This is the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died on the cross, has risen.
“The Seven Last Words” is a beloved devotion of the Church that invites us to recall and meditate on Jesus’ last words as he hung on the cross.
“Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (Jn 13:1). The reader of this verse from St John’s Gospel is brought to understand that a great event is about to take place.
This Holy Week, and afterwards every day, has to be a leap of quality for us, asking our Lord to completely fill our lives. We have to communicate to many people the new life that Jesus gained for us by the Redemption.
“And the crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!’” (Mt 21:9).