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Ascension of the Lord
May 21/24, 2020

7th Sunday of Easter
May 24, 2020
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Ascension

Jesus was so wide open to God that the two were completely at one. “Whoever sees me sees the Father,” he said. That is a very deep description of such love.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Painful Goodbyes and the Ascension

We all reach a point in life in which we can give our presence deeply only by going away. So that others can receive the full blessing of our spirits.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Traveling Mercies

When one of my children was traveling to Bangladesh, I made a list of dos and don’ts for him. It was a list intended to help keep him safe.

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Reflections

Larry
Gillick, SJ

Glory

In the Gospel of John, Jesus on the cross is the supreme display of “glory.”

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Mission in the World

During the period dominated by Trent and Vatican I, the Catholic Church was defensive in its approach to the world.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Never Alone

The Holy Spirit is sometimes called the Comforter. How does the Spirit comfort you, if you suffer?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

The Dismissal

the gate is open

I will take you by the hand and lead you

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