On the blog we have our regular Sunday gospel reflections and links. In Ireland this Sunday is the Solemnity of the Lords Ascension.
You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme HERE.
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
Paul MacAree Associate Producer with EWTN Ireland tells us the story of Mother Angelica and her creation of the largest religious Radio & TV station in the world with a viewing of over 240 million worldwide 24/7.
Interview with Paul MacAree excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.
Jesus said to his disciples:Reflections on this weeks gospel:“Thus it is written that the Christ would sufferand rise from the dead on the third dayand that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,would be preached in his nameto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.You are witnesses of these things.And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you;but stay in the cityuntil you are clothed with power from on high.”Then he led them out as far as Bethany,raised his hands, and blessed them.As he blessed them he parted from themand was taken up to heaven.They did him homageand then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Pope St. Leo the Great:
“Since the Ascension of Christ is our elevation, and since, where the glory of the Head has preceded its, there hope for the body is also invited, let us exult, dearly beloved, with worthy joy and be glad with a holy thanksgiving. Today we are established not only as possessors of Paradise, but we have even penetrated the heights of the heavens in Christ, prepared more fully for it through the indescribable grace of Christ which we had lost through the ill will of the devil.”
- Thinking Faith - Articles from their archive on the Ascension
- Crux - Ascension isn’t Jesus ‘on sabbatical’ until Second Coming
- WoF - Bishop Barron on Why the Ascension of Jesus Matters
- Up From the Footprint of God: Ascension Thoughts - Christ, raised and glorified, has gone to his Father to watch for us, wait for us and welcome us. But the saga is not over
- We Are Sent – The Ascension of the Lord
- Vatican Radio - Musical meditation focused on the second mystery of the Rosary - The Ascension of the Lord
Liturgy of the Hours - psalter week 3; 7th week of Easter
Saints of the Week
May 9th - Saint Sanctan of Kill-da-Les
May 10th - St Comgall
May 11th - Blessed John Rochester
May 12th - St Nerues and St Achilleus
May 13th - Our Lady of Fatima
May 14th - St Matthias
May 15th - Saint Isidore the Farmer