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Christ Our Light is Risen – Maximus of Turin

This resurrection sermon by St. Maximus of Turin hits on many of the same themes and images of the Exultet Hymn that is sung every year in the Easter vigil of the Roman liturgy proclaiming "Christ, our light, our endless day, is risen!" ...

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The Easter Alleluia, a song of praise – Augustine

This excerpt on the Easter Alleluia from St. Augustine is a wonderful explanation of the joy of the Easter Season. Just as Lent was a season of penance, so the fifty days of Easter is a season of praise, an anticipation for the age to...

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Easter Sunday & Aslan – Resurrection of the Lion

This article uses Aslan, the central figure in the well-known story of C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, to illuminate the meaning of the resurrection of the Lord and the "deep magic" of God's plan of salvation celebrated on Easter....

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Divine Mercy Sunday and the Sacrament of Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday or the Octave of Easter presents us with one of the most famous of gospel stories -- the story of Doubting Thomas. But it shows us how and when the sacrament of penance and reconciliation (aka "Confession") was instituted by the Lord...