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The Ascension … (A full copy of the May Marist Messenger is available for download here).

Click the cover for a full copy of the May Marist Messenger. In his Gospel and in the Acts of the Apostles, Luke writes about Our Lord’s Ascension into heaven. St Luke tells us that he did not witness first-hand the events about which he wrote. He had asked questions of those who had known […]

Saturday 16 November

Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9, Ps105, Luke 18:1-8 Faith and Persistence The eternal Word, through whom God created the universe is still at work, and always will be. Often this Word works in silence, darkness, and obscurity. Only faith can recognize God at work. The great mysteries of our Faith: the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the Ascension, so […]

Ascension Means No Plan B

Occasionally a legend surfaces which expresses a profound truth in an imaginative way and encourages those who hear it to get on with their Christian life with renewed energy. One I heard recently was a variation of an older one. It fits the Feast of the Ascension and goes like this. When Jesus returned to […]

Pentecost, Health Care, Ascension

Pentecost overcomes divisions, enmity “Pentecost is the feast of union, of human understanding and communion. Yet it is evident to everyone that in our world, although we are closer to one another than ever before thanks to the development of the communications media, … understanding and communion among people is often superficial and difficult. Imbalances […]