While I have no control over what videos or commercials might come before or after this video clip, I thought you might find this interesting.
Today is the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, when Peter, James and John witnessed a radiant Jesus speaking with Moses and Elijah on the top of a mountain. You can read the Gospel for today here. These two mighty figures from the Old Testament represent the law and the prophets, and the vision represents Jesus as the fulfillment of both. Maybe this feast is an opportunity to notice and appreciate an everyday blessing in your life that often goes unnoticed?
The Church of the Transfiguration is on the top of Mount Tabor, and we will be celebrating Mass there during our pilgrimage. It's a winding road up (and down) that mountain, so we'll be transferred there in vans rather than our motor coach!
I just came across this notice that the (eastern side of the) Jordan River has been declared a world heritage site. We'll be renewing our baptismal vows on the western side, by the way.
Next year, we'll visit both of the places highlighted in this video!
As we journey deeper into Holy Week, we are confronted again with the deadly reality of sin, and comforted by the victory of the resurrection. May you find your own story within the Scriptures of our beautiful Triduum services, and rejoice in a renewed faith and spirit this Easter!
Today is Solemnity of the Annunciation, the day we celebrate with great joy Mary's acceptance of the angel's invitation to become the mother of Jesus.
In Luke's Gospel we read, "The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The Virgin's name was Mary."
This feast we celebrate isn't just some theological concept- it's an event in a particular place, with specific people... that changed our world forever!
The inscription in the cave chapel at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is in Latin, but translated to English it reads, "The Word was made flesh here" one word that makes all the difference for our salvation! - Cathy
Lynn Sale and Cathy Rusin are the Group Coordinators for this Pilgrimage.