The night shall be as bright as day

"Vigilia Pascual en tiempos de coronavirus" Photo by Yandry Fernández Perdomo, La Habana, Cuba. on

"Vigilia Pascual en tiempos de coronavirus" Photo by Yandry Fernández Perdomo, La Habana, Cuba. on

What is the Holy Spirit speaking to you through these Holy Days, as you draw near to Jesus and seek the grace to practice resurrection? 

If you are in a parish with a deacon serving the community, I’d invite you to notice the role the deacon plays throughout the Triduum.  As you draw your eye to the liturgical ministry of a deacon, what does it signify about the role of the deacon for the Church? How does the embodied, liturgical service of the deacon invite the whole of the gathered assembly to enter in and participate in the paschal mystery we proclaim in a particular way over these holy days?

Finally – I want to share one of my favorite pieces of writing about Catholicism, it is Mary Margaret Alvadro’s account of a particularly apocalyptic Holy Thursday service and the ways Catholic women are the ones to follow through the storm… This gorgeous, brief essay  is one I return to frequently for reminders about what it is I love about Holy Week and the tradition of faith that carries us forward. 

With peace and prayers,


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“Our St. Phoebe Day celebration was a Catholic mass at its best—coming together, unified at the Eucharistic table, getting nourished through meaningful ritual, prayerful and relevant songs, a challenging message on synodality from scripture, and engaging and honest testimonies from two women in our community. St. Joan of Arc parish today did what Jesus did years ago—fed souls and gave people hope.”
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community
Minneapolis, MN
“Together, we are grateful that the ministry and example of St. Phoebe enlivens our community to participate in exploring the unique gifts of women in our faith community. Here at Cranaleith, we feel strongly about creating space for all those seeking wholeness and transformation for themselves, their communities and society. This retreat was an opportunity for us to do just that.”
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Philadelphia, PA
“The icon of St. Phoebe is still present in our Chapel today, where we are able to remember her witness and ask her to intercede on our behalf.”
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA

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