As I arrived at my office this morning, a palm tree was being brought down. So many palms suffered tremendously from our “Ash Wednesday” freeze, here in San Antonio. I suppose many of the most hardy have survived. I know this tree, surrounded by the asphalt of our office parking lot, must be quite old. Most likely, it was planted when the Motherhouse was built in 1900, or shortly thereafter. I know nothing about palm trees .. their life expectancy in unpredictable climates, what can sabotage them, to what diseases are they susceptible … so my thoughts this morning are really about life and death, and the mystery of both.
In a Joyful spirit, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, celebrated the beautiful Feast of Easter, The Resurrection of the Lord, following the penitential Lenten Season amid the long year of COVID Lockdown.
Easter blessings, everyone!
Receive the Holy Spirit
2nd Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2020.
By Adriana Calzada, CCVI
Dear Sisters, Associates, Ministry Collaborators and Friends of our Congregation,
What does our celebration of Easter mean in the face of a global health crisis?
How does our Easter faith speak to the suffering in our human family?
“In Risen Jesus, death has no room”
Triduum: the Three Days. These are our most holy of days. They make up our most important single celebration of the year: Easter. But exactly what three days make up the Triduum?