Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday

Today, Palm Sunday, we begin Holy Week - the holiest week of the year for Christians. Through our liturgies and rituals this week, we commemorate the final days of Jesus' life, his death, and resurrection.

At our liturgy today, we observed Christ's entry into Jerusalem, a triumphal procession with blessed palm branches and songs of "Hosanna in the highest."  On Holy Thursday we will carry out Jesus' words, "Do this in memory of me," as we celebrate the Last Supper liturgy. During Good Friday services we remember Jesus' journey to Cavalry and his death on a cross. And on Holy Saturday, in the dark silence of the tomb, we wait for those Easter words, "Alleluia! He is risen! Let us rejoice and be glad!"

We hope that you will join us in prayer during these holy days.

Palm Sunday reflection by Sister Karen Joseph, OSB

(Sister Paulette Seng)

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