POPE FRANCIS’ EASTER 2016 TWEETS.


POPE FRANCIS’ EASTER 2016 TWEETS: 03/27/2016 “Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!” 03/26/2016 “To live Easter means to enter into the mystery of Jesus who died and rose for us.” Kindly like our FB page in http://www.fb.com/CatholicsstrivingforHoliness or sign-up to our website,www.catholicsstrivingforholiness.com, so…

GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED (Jn 19:30).”


GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED(Jn 19:30).” “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS “Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus; but they shouted Out, “Crucify, crucify him!” “A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise…

HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1).”


HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1)”   The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins during which the Church solemnly celebrates the greatest mysteries of our redemption by means of special celebrations of the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), the Passion and Death of Our Lord (Good Friday), and His Glorious Resurrection (Easter Vigil, Easter…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 4. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 4. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS “And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe;  they came up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again, and…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 3. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 3. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR. The chief priests and the scribes of the Sanhedrin found Jesus “guilty” of blasphemy. Out of hatred and pride, they wanted to put him to death. However, since permission for such execution to take place, Jesus was brought to the governing Roman…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN. The Gospel of St. Luke 22: 39-46 recounts to us what happened after Jesus and the disciples observed the Passover meal: they went to Mount of Olives to pray. “And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of…

HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE PASSION OF OUR LORD.


HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE PASSION OF OUR LORD.  Dear friends, as we approach the Holy Week, it would be good to accompany Our Lord and meditate on his Passion and Death, in order to enter in his heart and realize how much love He has for us with the corresponding gratitude and at the…