Holy Thursday: The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into…

Poland’s President-Elect Rescues Host

During Poland’s Thanksgiving Day, thousands took part in an open air Holy Mass in Warsaw. Many government officials attended this Holy Mass including President-Elect Andrzej Sebastian Duda. During Holy Communion a wind blew one of the consecrated Hosts to the ground. The Host rolled until it landed in front of President-Elect Andrzej Duda. Saving the Host from desecration, Duda rushed up and grabbed the Host. He then took the Holy Host and handed it over to Cardinal Nycz, who was celebrating the Mass. This story/event gives me hope. I pray for the leaders of the world that they govern according…

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…