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Second Sunday of Easter A
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 16, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Incredible, Unbelievable?

Thomas’s reaction? NO. NO. No way. Incredible. I cannot accept it. Better to deny what could not be possible.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Faith’s Darkness

The classical mystics speak of two “dark nights of the soul,” two painful, purifying periods of life we must all undergo.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Trust after Heartbreak

So why didn’t Christ make his first appearance to the apostles at a time when Thomas was there too? Why did Christ first appear when Thomas was absent?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Overcoming Fear

If only we could follow in the footsteps of Christ and wish peace to everyone! If only we could forgive as he forgave!

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Resurrection

In the midst of the pandemic did your idea of community include all your brothers and sisters in the world?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Illusions

I knew not
what my mind
was doing

until I listened
to my heart

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