Holy Saturday

Letter #13, 2017: Holy Saturday

April 15, 2017, Holy Saturday From Norcia to Chieti During Holy Saturday, on the Vigil of Easter, silence. Time to stand apart. To stand aside. To divest of all, thoughts, hopes, judgments, even fears. To divest, to unclothe, as did Francis of Assisi, before the bishop of Assisi in 1207, when he gave back everything to [...]

Holy Week with Pope Francis

At the end of the Palm procession in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis blesses palms and olive branches in front of the Obelisk (photo Grzegorz Galazka) The Liturgical Celebrations of Holy Week Unfolded with No Violent Incidents Despite Fears following the March 22 Terrorist Bombings in Brussels  Pope Francis in his Palm Sunday 2016 [...]

Letter #20, 2016: Holy Saturday

March 26, 2016, Saturday - Holy Saturday The Silence of the Lord "In the hours of Holy Saturday, a great silence overtakes the Church. Our silence commemorates that God in Christ descended to where no human word is uttered or heard— the silence of the grave. Yet even in that silence God is speaking. "In fact, [...]