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US Bishops Prepare Series of Meditations On The Beauty of The Mass

Entitled “Beautiful Light: an Easter Mystagogy” the sequence of meditations is scheduled to take place between Divine Mercy Sunday and Pentecost.


Newsroom (22/03/2023 13:50, Gaudium Press) In order to help Catholics discover the truth, beauty and goodness of the Holy Mass, the Catholic Bishops of the United States are promoting a series of encounters with meditations throughout the Easter season.

Beautiful Light: an Easter Mystagogy

Entitled “Beautiful Light: an Easter Mystagogy” the sequence of meditations is scheduled to take place every Thursday from April 13 to May 25, from Divine Mercy Sunday to Pentecost. The initiative will feature notable American Catholic speakers and theologians, who will deal with the divine mystery of the Holy Mass.

“At every age and stage of life, Jesus invites us to discover the joy of friendship with him. For Catholics, this happens in a very special way during Mass – the source and summit of the Christian life,” said National Eucharistic Revival spokesperson Sr. Alicia Torres, who also pointed out that many faithful have not yet had the opportunity to encounter the beauty and mystery of the Holy Mass to which God constantly invites us.

Themes of the seven Easter meditations

In total, seven reflections will be offered. The first reflection will deal with sacrifice and will be given by Archbishop Charles Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis. The second, given by Sister Maria Michael Wright, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, will be on praise and thanksgiving.

The theme of the third meditation, given by noted biblical scholar Jeff Cavins, will be on the universal call to holiness. Archbishop James Peter Sartain of Seattle will give the fourth meditation, which will be on Jesus who loves souls.

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The fifth meditation will be given by the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who will deal with the paschal mystery. The sixth meditation will deal with the communitarian character of the Church, and will be given by Father Harrison Ayre, a noted theologian and podcaster.

The seventh and final meditation, will be given by Katley Javier, coordinator of adult formation and Hispanic catechesis for the Archdiocese of Washington. Her topic will be the joy of Trinitarian adoration. (EPC)

Compiled by Teresa Joseph 




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