It took me years. Finally I understand Easter

It took me years. Finally I understand Easter! Not one or two, but it took me thirteen years… and finally, I understand Easter.  After I participated in the Easter vigil recently, I have come to understand Easter in these three perspectives: First, Easter makes me a star! Even if my journey is a journey with flickering lights…

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A Post-resurrection message:”Go back to Galilee!”

A Post-resurrection message:”Go back to Galilee!” The gospel today describes a post-resurrection event. After Jesus’ resurrection, he sent an order for the disciples to go back to Galilee. Galilee as we know, is a very special place where Jesus did his ministry. Galilee is where He cured the sick, cast out evil spirits, taught and…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

When is Divine Mercy Sunday? Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday following Easter Sunday.  It is placed appropriately next to Easter Sunday, because through Jesus Christ, we have received the gift of Divine Mercy. He who suffered and died to redeem us from sin, rose to life again after three days to…

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What is Easter Octave?

What is Easter Octave? The Easter Octave is the eight days of celebration of the Catholic Church, from Easter Sunday to the Sunday following it, which is the Divine Mercy Sunday. The Church celebrates the Easter Octave with high importance to emphasize the greatness and solemnity of Easter, above all other feasts in the liturgical…

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Easter Message of Pope Francis 2016

The Easter Message of Pope Francis  On 27th March, 2016, after the Mass at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis gave his traditional Easter blessing urbi et orbi, translated in English as “to the city and the world”. The Easter message of Pope Francis emphasizes on hope that the risen Jesus Christ brings on His glorious…

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