The Appearance to the Seven Disciples

The Appearance to the Seven Disciples.  After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We also will come with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was…

The Appearance to the Disciples in Jerusalem

While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous…

Happy Easter Thursday!

So it is Easter Thursday (if I post this on time) and I wanted to say Happy Easter to you and yours! In honor of the Easter Octave and springtime, I would like to share with you what I call a love letter to God and the seasons. It taken from the book of Sirach, Chapter 43 (from the Saint Joseph edition of The New American Bible.) Enjoy! 1   The clear vault of the sky shines forth like heaven itself, a vision of glory. 2   The orb of the sun, resplendent at its rising: what a wonderful work of the…

The Washing of My Feet

At Mass on Holy Thursday, a priest will wash feet of 12 people. This is to show humility of service. Jesus washed the apostles’ feet to show them what kind of priests he wanted them to be, to serve not to be served. I once had the complete humiliation of having my feet washed. It was not on Holy Thursday but it was part of my The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) class. The RCIA class is a class for converts to Catholicism. I’m not sure if washing of the feet is a standard for all RCIA classes…