Easter, the Great Feast, is Sunday, April 8
"In the acute pain of the Suffering Servant we already hear the triumphant cry of the Risen Lord. Christ on the cross is King of the new people ransomed from the burden of sin and death. However twisted and confused the course of history may appear, we know that, by walking in the footsteps of the Crucified Nazarene, we shall attain the goal. Amid the conflicts of a world often dominated by selfishness and hatred, we, as believers, are called to proclaim the victory of Love. Today, Good Friday, we testify to the victory of Christ Crucified....
Yes, we adore you, Lord, lifted up upon the cross between heaven and earth, the sole Mediator of our salvation. Your cross is the banner of our victory!"
- words of Pope John Paul II in the Coliseum at Rome during the Way of the Cross, March 29, 2002, excerpt from the book Lent and Easter: Wisdom from Pope John Paul II
a selection of books on prayer for this Holy Season:
|Earthen Vessels: The Practice Of Personal Prayer According To The Church Fathers
Author: Fr. Gabriel Bunge, O.S.B.
|Holiness: A Guide For Beginners
Author: Dom Hubert Van Zeller
|Prayer Primer: Igniting A Fire Within
Author: Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.
|Hungry for God
Author: Ralph Martin
|Sign Of The Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer
Author: Bert Ghezzi
|The World Of Prayer
Author: Adrienne von Speyr
We feature and highly recommend the Navarre Study Bible for both personal study and devotional use:
|Gospels & Acts||
The Letters of Saint PaulNavarre Bible - Texts and Commentaries
|Revelation, Hebrews, And Catholic Epistles|
|Pentateuch||Major Prophets||The Psalms And The Song Of Solomon|
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"Christ has become our Paschal Sacrifice; let us feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia." - the Communion Antiphon from the Easter Vigil liturgy of the Roman Rite.
On April 2, 2005, our Holy Father of blessed memory, Pope John Paul II died. In honor of this anniversary, we feature the following selected items by and about the late and great Pope John Paul II:
|Go In Peace: A Gift of Enduring Love
Author: Pope John Paul II
| John Paul the Great: Maker of the post-conciliar church
Author: William Oddie
|John Paul II: The Great Mercy Pope
Author: Rev. George W Kosicki, CSB
|Pope John Paul II Tribute T-Shirt||
| The Gospel Rosary Of Pope John Paul II, CD
Author: Still Waters
|Credo DVD John Paul II||Pope John Paul II DVD||Witness to Hope (DVD) The Life of Karol Wojtyla - Pope John Paul II|
|Brass Papal Crucifix Rosary Box||John Paul II Pewter Commemorative Rosary||Silver Plated Pewter Papal Crucifix Necklace|
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"The Bishops - successors of the Apostles"
"In order that the mission entrusted to them might be continued after their death, (the Apostles) consigned, by will and testament, as it were, to their immediate collaborators the duty of completing and consolidating the work they had begun, urging them to tend to the whole flock, in which the Holy Spirit had appointed them to shepherd the Church of God. They accordingly designated such men and then made the ruling that likewise on their death other proven men should take over their ministry.
Just as the office which the Lord confided to Peter alone, as first of the Apostles, destined to be transmitted to his successors, is a permanent one, so also endures the office, which the apostles received, of shepherding the Church, a charge destined to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops. Hence the Church teaches that 'the bishops have by divine institution taken the place of the apostles as pastors of the Church, in such ways that whoever listens to them is listening to Christ and whoever despises them despises Christ and him who sent Christ."
- from the Catechism of the Catholic Church # 861, 862
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