1st April 2021
The long silence
‘There are so many silences that run through the great narrative of Holy Week and they all flow into the long silence of the Father from Gethsemane to Easter morning’, writes James Hanvey SJ.
1st April 2021
When Eve met Jesus: some considerations for a Holy Saturday meditation
The Church’s Office of Readings for Holy Saturday includes a text in which Christ, who has descended into Hell, is in conversation with Adam – but what might Christ and Eve have said to one another?
7th April 2017
Remember, stay, rejoice: Praying the Triduum
Sr Anouska Robinson-Biggin FCJ identifies three invitations that we are called to respond to during the Triduum, and offers an Ignatian guide to how we might answer those calls in prayer and action.
6th April 2016
Mercy: a case history
The fourth and fifth readings, from Isaiah, put Karen Eliasen in mind of a song which can help us make sense of Pope Francis’ call for the Church to be a ‘convincing herald of mercy’.
29th March 2013
Holy Saturday: Waiting to cross over
We tend to think of Holy Saturday as a day ‘in between’ Good Friday and Easter Sunday, without any particular significance of its own. But this could not be further from the truth, says James Hanvey SJ. It is a day that resists all of our attempts to understand it, but nonetheless we must ‘live in the realities of Holy Saturday’.
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