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The Story of the Crown of Thorns

The Story of the Crown of Thorns

When the magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady (Notre Dame) in Paris caught fire earlier this week, the world was mesmerized by the apparent destruction of such an historical and holy edifice—one of the most widely recognized and frequently visited structures in the world. Although the

Understanding the Holy Triduum

Understanding the Holy Triduum

The feasts of Holy Week—Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter—are fulfillments of the three spring Jewish feasts with which they originally coincided. We refer to the three great liturgies of Holy Week—the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, Good Friday

How to Keep Holy in Holy Week

How to Keep Holy in Holy Week

How to Keep Holy in Holy Week “Hi mom!” Came a cheerful voice at the other end of the line. “We’re eating out and catching a movie.”  Instead of my usual,”Fine, don’t be too late,” I hesitated. Although it was our usual Friday night conversation,