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Ascension and 7th Easter B

May 17, 2015

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J

Stay for a While

Having tunneled through the narrow passageway of death—as you and I will do one day—he had given everything he was and everything he possessed to the Father out of sheer love.

In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

A Spirituality of the Ascension

Jesus, when bidding farewell to his friends before his ascension, spoke these words: “It’s better for you that I go away.” ... How might we understand these words? How is it better that someone we love goes away?


Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Traveling Mercies

Since Christ is commanding his followers to head out to all the world, maybe it is only fair of him to tell those who obey him that they don’t need to worry about any of these things.


The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Love and Leader- ship

Love binds the Christian community together, for “if we love one another, God dwells in us,” and we partake of the unity of the Godhead.


Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Living the Gospel

Does our maturing to “the full stature of Christ” imply some growing pains?


A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

The Halo Persisting

this time is

a holy time

a sacred time

a time of