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The Church's Healing Touch?

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Liturgical Index

The Ascension of the Lord

Cycle: A - 1st June 2014: The Risen Lamb

Aidan Nichols O.P.

ASCENSION DAY One major reason for the Incarnation was to make our Creator, the divine Origin of the world, visible to us as a human being... more »

Cycle: A - 2nd June 2011: An Exalted Vocation

Thomas Skeats O.P.

In his farewell discourse at the time of the Last Supper Jesus tells his disciples that he is to go to the Father's house to prepare a place for... more »

Cycle: A - 1st May 2008: Into God's World

Allan White O.P.

In some ways the feast of the Ascension seems a bit of a 'Cinderella feast'. It is overshadowed by the two great feasts of Easter and Pentecost. As a... more »

Cycle: A - 5th May 2005: Out of the Depths

Aelred Connelly O.P.

Jesus has gone back to the Father in Heaven, and has promised to return. The Church has come through its own death and resurrection experiences in... more »

Cycle: A - 9th May 2002: Love without jealousy

Richard Finn O.P.

The Ascension baffles us. Jesus loves us, but leaves us. He ascends to the Father and yet, we are told, he is with us always.If he loves us, why does... more »

Cycle: B - 17th May 2012: In Time and Out of Time

Robert Ombres O.P.

We tend to think along a sequence, especially when it come to the passing of time. One hour follows another, one year follows another and so on and... more »

Cycle: B - 21st May 2009: Risen, Ascended, Glorified

David Edward Rocks O.P.

The 'Longer Ending' of St Mark's Gospel records three encounters with the Risen Christ. Firstly there is an encounter with Mary Magdalene, from... more »

Cycle: B - 25th May 2006: Departed, but still with us

Austin Milner O.P.

Today we celebrate what appears to be a leave taking for Jesus has passed beyond our sight. Yet we remember that he has said: "Behold I am with you... more »

Cycle: B - 29th May 2003: He is taken up

Brendan Slevin O.P.

The solemn feast of the Ascension of the Lord is one of those feasts that can bring fear into the life of the preacher. How does one speak or write... more »

Cycle: C - 12th May 2013: A Celebration of Separation, Anticipation and Imagination

Leo Edgar O.P.

Back in 1907 when the 20th century had not long come into being, Robert Hugh Benson wrote of the things to come in his book, “Lord of the... more »

Cycle: C - 13th May 2010: Completing the Circle of Joy

Peter H. Harries O.P.

The phrase 'He ascended into heaven' trips off the tongue as we say the Creed. I suggest, though, that we rarely think much about it. The Crucifixion... more »

Cycle: C - 17th May 2007: The Lord Goes Up With Shouts of Joy

Vivian Boland O.P.

To celebrate the Ascension may seem strange. It is, after all, about an ending. Saying good-bye can be awkward, is sometimes difficult, and is often... more »

Cycle: C - 20th May 2004: Seated at God's right hand

Fergus Kerr O.P.

The feast of the Ascension commemorates and celebrates the close of the series of appearances, which Jesus Christ made to the disciples after his... more »

Cycle: C - 24th May 2001: Why did Jesus have to go away?

Richard Conrad O.P.

In our first reading, St Luke records how, having seen the risen Jesus during forty days, the disciples saw him ascend. We might ask: 'Where was he... more »