Ascension: A New Power in Heaven and Earth

Chapter Talks

The solemnity of the Ascension: now there is no more separation between heaven and earth, they are one…now there is no separation between our earthly lives and the heavenly life….all creation and humanity are now contained within the total mystery of God. The sending of the Spirit, of Christ’s Spirit will confirm this profound unity and will be our link to this profound communion and unity of God’s life. In Pope Francis’ words: “Jesus declares that there is a power ‘in heaven and on earth’. It is, first and foremost, the power to connect heaven and earth. Today we celebrate this mystery because when Jesus ascended to the Father, our human flesh crossed the threshold of heaven: our humanity is there, in God, forever. Therein lies our trust, because God will never distance himself from mankind” (Homily, May 27, 2017).

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Ascend with Christ in Magnanimity

Chapter Talks

He is departing so that he may be with us always, through the Spirit…Departing and then returning in another way….a way that asks us to be aware, present, listening, listening in the monastic sense of ‘listening with the ear of the heart’.  This new encounter with Jesus had to be different for the disciples who knew him in the flesh…perhaps it was easier for them than for us, for our senses today are so directed to the outer, so preoccupied with things that are not ‘eternal’. 

June 02, 2019 Read More

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

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World Communications Day

Readings of the day: RB 16-22Mass: Ac 1:11-14; Resp Ps 47; Ep 1:17-23 or Ep 4:1-13; Mk 16:15-20
The Ascension of Christ (detail) from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese, 
AS THE DISCIPLES WERE LOOKING ON, JESUS WAS LIFTED UP. 
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