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The Examen on the Road to Emmaus

By Fr. Sylvester Tan, SJ Alleluia, Christ is risen! Having completed the Easter octave, we find ourselves in the midst of the mysterious forty days between Christ’s resurrection and his ascension into heaven. Ignatius of Loyola notes that following the resurrection, Jesus appears to his friends – the ones who believed in him during his …

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From the Garden to the Tomb: A Holy Week Triptych

Spirit & Verse is a monthly column of original poem-prayers composed by Cameron Bellm, a Seattle-based writer and mother of two whose “Prayer for a Pandemic” went viral, bringing solace and comfort to many struggling during COVID-19.

An Easter Poem

Bring in your dead. Bring in your flattened. Bring in your hopeless cases and your lost causes.

VIRTUAL – Easter Triduum Retreat

Virtual presentations for the Easter Triduum will present new opportunities for engaging the Holy Week rituals. Holy Week has its origin in the dramatic liturgies of the ancient Jerusalem Church: procession with palms; washing of feet; the passion narratives; veneration of the cross; the Easter Vigil with its focus on light in darkness, and rebirth …

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Easter Message from Jesuits West Provincial

April 12, 2020 — Like the rest of us, Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, Provincial of Jesuits West, is isolating at home this Easter Sunday with his Jesuit brothers at their community in Portland.

Pope Francis’ Easter Message Supporting Universal Wage

Pope Francis released an Easter Sunday letter to individuals working to help those at the margins, calling them an “invisible army fighting in the most dangerous trenches.” Noting that the impact of a global pandemic has been more acute for those without steady income and recognizing that “market solutions do not reach the peripheries, and State protection is hardly visible,” he suggests the time may be right for new thinking.

Dwelling hope: Easter message from Fr. Erik Oland, SJ

During Easter 2020, more than ever, we long for a hope-filled sunrise on the horizon of the current pandemic that has enveloped the world. Still, the deepest hope of the resurrection has forever been that Christ dwells in us at all times and in all circumstances, no matter what is happening around us.