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Preparations for March 24-27, 2016

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Holy Thursday/
Good Friday

On Good Friday he washes us again, but this time in the humble flow of his own blood.


Rest in peace, O King.
The cup is empty now.
Desert has its rain.

In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Holy Thursday

Anything which is over-done, be it ever so good and aesthetic in itself, is, at a point, counter-productive.

Good Friday

The way Jesus died and rose opened up the gates of death and of hell itself. What does that mean?


God is used to revealing love and resurrection to a sinful people.

Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Good Friday

On Good Friday all the old images are exploded in complicated patterns theologians have traced for ages.


At Easter, we celebrate the other kind of joy, the kind each of us longs for, when every tear is wiped away, and there is no sorrow anymore ...

The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring


Just as Christ passed through death to resurrection, so too will the world pass through its suffering to the glory of a new life.

Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Holy Thursday

What exactly did Jesus do for us when he washed the disciples’ feet? Do you think they realized at the time what was going on?

Good Friday

For what do you thirst?

Easter Vigil-

What does compassion look like in our immediate world and in the larger one?

A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

Holy Week

the priest



the penitent


sins are