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Second Sunday of Easter A
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 19, 2020
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Easter Unbelief

Thomas loved Jesus doggedly but moped about the dangerous situations Jesus was always walking right into.

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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

Hope and Exultation

The reading from Acts says that after the resurrection the disciples ate their meals with exultation. What could possibly bring a person to eat his dinner with exultation?

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Gillick, SJ


As a new baby asks wordlessly for attention, room, time, and nurturing, so the Risen Christ asks for the same in our lives.

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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


Does your idea of community in the midst of the pandemic virus include all your brothers and sisters in the world?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Assumption (The Unicorn)

children and virgins

waking to find his head in their lap

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