Wednesday 14 April, Easter Feria.

by SBVM

Here is today’s Gospel, continuing from St John: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. He who believes […]

Tuesday 13 April 2021, Easter Feria.

by SBVM

Our Lord’s words, from today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you […]

Monday 12 April 2021, Easter Feria.

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Today’s Gospel is the story of Nicodemus, who came to Jesus ‘by night’: ‘Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs […]

11 April 2021, Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday.

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Our Lord said to St Faustina: ‘In the evening, when I was in my cell I saw the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand was raised in the gesture of blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast. From beneath the garment, slightly drawn aside at the breast, there were […]

10 April 2021, Easter Saturday.

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‘After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table; and he upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they […]

9 April 2021, Easter Friday.

by SBVM

From today’s Gospel reading, from St John: ‘Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will […]

8 April 2021, Easter Thursday.

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Here is part of today’s Gospel reading, from St Luke: ‘Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, […]

7 April 2021, Easter Wednesday.

by SBVM

Today’s Gospel is the story of Emmaus, and how the Risen Lord was made known to the disciples in the breaking of bread. St Ephrem the Syrian wrote in a hymn: ‘When the disciples’ eyes were held closed, bread too was the key whereby their eyes were opened / to recognize the omniscient: saddened eyes […]

6 April 2021, Easter Tuesday.

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From today’s Gospel: ‘Jesus said to her [Mary Magdalene], “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?”’ This is a question Jesus poses to each one of us: ‘Whom do you seek?’ Let our answer be ‘Jesus’, in all the circumstances, great and small, of our lives. May God bless you in that seeking. […]

5 April 2021, Easter Monday, Solemnity.

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Here is part of the Easter Sequence; ‘Christians, to the Paschal Victim Offer your thankful praises! A Lamb the sheep hath ransomed: Christ, who only is sinless, Reconcileth sinners to the Father; Death and life have contended In that combat stupendous: The Prince of Life, who died, reigns immortal’. May the strength and beauty of […]