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Preparations for April 18 to April 21, 2019
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.


Do you believe? Is Jesus risen or is he not?

In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Holy Thursday

Anything which is overdone, 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?


We have to spend so much time talking about God that, at a point, there is no time to listen to God any more.

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


Suffering will be vindicated; death will be overcome; a new life will arise: that is the Easter message of the paschal mystery.

Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Holy Thursday

What are some ways you can “wash your neighbors’ feet”? Are there degrees of service to your neighbor?

Good Friday

For what do you thirst?

Easter Vigil/

Peter bore witness in a different manner after the Resurrection than he did before Christ died. To what do you attribute this?

A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

Holy Week

the priest 



the penitent


sins are seeds