RB: Ch 65:1-10 The Prior or Prioress of the Monastery
Mass: Acts 2:14, 22-33; Resp Ps 16; Mt 28:8-15
Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
MARY MAGDALENE AND THE OTHER MARY WENT AWAY QUICKLY FROM THE TOMB, FEARFUL YET OVERJOYED, AND RAN TO ANNOUNCE THE NEWS TO THE DISCIPLES.
On this Easter Monday, remember Christus vivit! 'Christ is alive and He wants you to be alive!'
With the ancient Easter Sequence, we repeat during these days: "Christ, my hope, is risen!”. In Him we too have risen, passing from death to life, from the slavery of sin to the freedom of love. Let us therefore allow ourselves to be touched by the consoling message of Easter and be enveloped by its glorious light, which dispels the darkness of fear and sadness. The risen Jesus walks beside us. He manifests Himself to those who call on Him and who love Him. First of all in prayer, but also in simple joys lived with faith and gratitude. We can also feel His presence when we share moments of cordiality, welcome, and friendship, or when we contemplate nature. May this feast day, on which it is traditional to enjoy some leisure and free time, help us to experience the presence of Jesus.
(Pope Francis, Regina Coeli Address, Easter Monday 2019)
NB. Today's photo of Easter trillium is courtesy of my dear friend Catherine in central western Oregon.