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The Easter season invites us to deepen our capacity to â€œpractice Resurrection.â€ This week, I invite you to continue reflecting on last Sundayâ€™s Gospel. Just like the women â€œrememberedâ€ the words of Jesus, ponder what you are called to remember today. Enjoy the following quotes that speak of Resurrection and living in the promise of Easter:
â€œLife is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.â€ Thomas Merton
â€œSo, friends, every day do something that won't compute...Give your approval to all you cannot understand...Ask the questions that have no answers. Put your faith in two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand years...Laugh. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts....Practice resurrection.â€
â€• Wendell Berry, The Country of Marriage
â€œFor me the most radical demand of Christian faith lies in summoning the courage to say yes to the present risenness of Jesus Christ.â€
â€• Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging
The Resurrection is not a single event, but a loosening of God's power and light into the earth and history that continues to alter all things, infusing them with the grace and power of God's own holiness. It is as though a door was opened, and what poured out will never be stopped, and that door cannot be closed.â€
â€• Megan McKenna, And Morning Came: Scriptures of the Resurrection
â€œDecide to be happy
Render others happy
Proclaim your joy
Love passionately your miraculous life
Do not listen to promises
Do not wait for a better world
Be grateful for every moment of life
Switch on and keep on the positive buttons in yourself,
Pray and thank God every day
Look with fascination at everything
Fill your lungs and heart with liberty
Be yourself fully and immensely
Act like a king unto Death
Feel God in your body, mind, heart, and soul
And be convinced of
eternal life and resurrection.â€
â€• Robert Muller, Most of All They Taught Me Happiness
Godly Play Sunday at 6 PM
This week the children will learn about Communion as they explore World Communion Sunday. Godly Play presents our faith to children with hands on storytelling. Janet Robinson is the lead story teller and Jaqueline PÃ©rez assists. Bring children to Godly Play while you attend the 6:00 PM bi-lingual service.
More about Godly Play at St. Catherine's here.
Photos from Easter
Janet and Bill
New book by Tricia Gates Brown
Just out "Season of Wonder."
After experiencing a devastating loss, writer Tricia Gates Brown could no longer write. Seven months later, as she gathered strength, she set out composing short pieces simply as writing practice. Yet the narrative that tumbled out was a surprise. An arc of losing and finding. A journey of self-discovery and wonder.
I could barely put this down on first read even as I wished to savor each reflection.
We have many authors and artists at St.Catherine's. Read some of their work on our website click here.
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Easter at St. Catherine's video
Alleluia! Click image to hear us sing.