“Surrexit Christus, spes mea” – “Christ, my hope, has risen” (Easter Sequence).
"May the jubilant voice of the Church reach all of you with the words which the ancient hymn puts on the lips of Mary Magdalene, the first to encounter the risen Jesus on Easter morning. She ran to the other disciples and breathlessly announced: “I have seen the Lord!” (Jn 20:18). We too, who have journeyed through the desert of Lent and the sorrowful days of the Passion, today raise the cry of victory: “He has risen! He has truly risen!”
…If Jesus is risen, then – and only then – has something truly new happened, something that changes the state of humanity and the world. Then he, Jesus, is someone in whom we can put absolute trust; we can put our trust not only in his message but in Jesus himself, for the Risen One does not belong to the past, but is present today, alive."
~ Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI, Easter Sunday 2012.
Easter Greetings from Saint Benedict Center! After all the powerful Holy Week ceremonies and glory of Easter Sunday, we are now enjoying the "peace that only Christ can give" with a quiet break from school and a lighter schedule. We hope the peace and glory of the Risen Christ fills your hearts and homes as well this Easter Season!
Check out the photos of Holy Week and Easter! Special thanks to Margie C. for all her great shots of the ceremonies!