Experiencing the Risen One

    In the refectory (the place in the monastery where we eat while keeping a recollected silence) we are listening to Pope Benedict’s book Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week. We are finishing up the section on the Resurrection and when I heard this I had to share it with you. It ties in so well with Fr. Ray’s homily which I noted in my previous post. It is also a beautiful note on feminine spirituality and that receptivity…openness to the Lord which we all need to inculcate…that includes the men too! 😉

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Just as there were only women standing by the Cross – apart from the beloved disciple – so too the first encounter with the risen Lord was destined to be for them.  The Church’s juridical structure is founded on Peter and the Eleven, but in the day-to-day life of the Church it is the women who are constantly opening the door to the Lord and accompanying him to the Cross, and so it is they who come to experience the Risen One.”

~ page 263

   

James Reid
Woodcut
From The Life of Christ in Woodcuts by James Reid (Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1930)

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3 thoughts on “Experiencing the Risen One

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  2. Prayer Intention!

    Slow Recovery from the Death of Our Only Son & Other Ongoing Daily Hardships(Financial Misery,Health Issues & Other Losses-Deaths) and Sorrows…

    Oct.10,2011.

    Dear Sisters & Community of Prayer,

    Thank you for praying!

    Can you include my wife and I in the daily prayers of the Community for God’s Healing,Protecting Peace and Hope Now and in the days ahead..Oct,Nov..Christmas 2011,2012…or as long as possible?? Please if Possible? Can you pass or e-mail our urgent prayer request on to others and Other Communities(Women&Men) of Prayer that you know of in the World? Meanwhile,We continue to stay at our Post in Faith and Hope with the help of your daily prayers and God’s Mercy! Thank you for praying with us daily in our long struggle to God’s Peace and Hope in this dark night of the soul! We will keep you in our prayers! In His Peace, Bill and Carol. oh.usa

  3. Lord Jesus,

    I am humbly asking you for healing for my depression.
    I also ask you that I find a job that is fulfilling and reflecting my education, abilities and needs in Christ..
    I am also praying for self confidence and love.

    Amen.
    Volkmar

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