Paschal tide is the season to relish the victory of Life over death, Good over evil, sanctity over sinfulness. Easter does not remove suffering and pain, but it does give all of it meaning. At the beginning of Holy Week the world watched Notre Dame burn as people prayed and sang hymns in the street. Suddenly, something taken for granted …
All crosses are in our lives to guide us home to him. They are like ladders reaching upstairs; once we’re upstairs the ladders are no longer needed.
And Jesus is here to … to make us sinners into saints; to make it possible for us … to experience… in Christ Jesus of the Blessed Sacrament every day a foretaste of the Eternal Spring God has prepared for those who love Him.
The Mother of God will keep our Rosaries of fidelities until we ourselves will behold them as a beautiful string of pearls to wear … for all Eternity.
O happy moment that wiped out the stain against womanhood, that raised womanhood once more to the rank of a Co-Redeemer: Mary doesn’t say “No, I will do my own will”: she says, “Yes, Fiat!”