Tag: Holy Week

Vatican registers huge growth, engagement online for Holy Week, Easter

Vatican registers huge growth, engagement online for Holy Week, Easter

| Carol Glatz | April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Holy Week and Easter events broadcast and shared by Vatican media reached millions of people around the world, attracting new viewers, followers and fans inspired by Pope Francis’ words and gestures.

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The Lord rising in the ‘strangeness’

The Lord rising in the ‘strangeness’

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | April 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Something strange is happening — there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness.” Those words, from an ancient homily on Holy Saturday, first intended to describe the world on the cusp of the first Easter, seem eerily all-too-applicable to our own situation in 2020.

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Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others

Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others

| April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

With a small procession down the vast and empty central nave of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis began the first of a series of Holy Week liturgies celebrated without the presence of the faithful from the general public.

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Virtual Holy Week retreat begins Palm Sunday

Virtual Holy Week retreat begins Palm Sunday

| April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The retreat will include daily morning prayer and lectio divina at 9 am., and a “spiritual conference,” or talk, at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. On Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the Triduum liturgies will be celebrated at 7 p.m.

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Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

| Mary Farrow | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St. Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his efforts to remind people of their faith in a time of sickness and death.

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Pandemic fosters creativity as dioceses move through Lent into Holy Week

Pandemic fosters creativity as dioceses move through Lent into Holy Week

| Marnie McAllister | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Catholics dutifully sit at home, doing their part to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19, the Holy Spirit has been busy inspiring creative ways to minister in the Archdiocese of Louisville and around the world.

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Virtual Holy Week retreat to begin Palm Sunday

Virtual Holy Week retreat to begin Palm Sunday

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is planning a virtual Holy Week retreat and inviting all to participate

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Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican office that distributes free tickets to papal events has posted a notice on its website that “the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful.”

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French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline

French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church leaders joined government officials in saying they expect that Notre Dame Cathedral’s grandeur will be restored as firefighters extinguished the last flames of a fast-moving blaze that seriously damaged much of the iconic structure.

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Family tradition: Carrying the cross on Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa

Family tradition: Carrying the cross on Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa

| Judith Sudilovsky | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

For four decades, Mousa Kamar has taken his place at the head of the heavy wooden cross used during the Franciscan Good Friday procession on the Via Dolorosa.

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Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

| Melenie Soucheray | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Presentation part of St. Peter’s 130th anniversary — “Duc in Altum” — in North St. Paul

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The holiest time of year

The holiest time of year

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of preparation to allow us to fully enter into the most important time of the year: the sacred triduum, from Holy Thursday until the Easter Vigil. It is meant to be a kind of three-day retreat for the whole Church where we meditate on the profound outpouring of love that comes through the mysteries of Christ.

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