The resurrection of the Lord is so important that we celebrate this whole week as one Easter day and then we will continue to spend the 50 days of Easter time, until Pentecost. We are not just looking at a pretty picture or retelling some fable. Rather we are talking about the central event of all human history.
Christ really rose. The tomb was empty. Now all is different!
We need to understand in our times what Peter and John said before the people of Jerusalem: there is no other name than Jesus by which we are saved.
Lent has called us to conversion. Easter now calls us to new life. But how can we know Him, recognize Him and experience Him, particularly when there is so much suffering and fear surrounding us during this pandemic?
In 1942, young Father Patrick Peyton had recently been miraculously healed of tuberculosis. The world was passing through another huge crisis: World War II. The crisis of family life, which has become another huge problem for us, was beginning.
Father Peyton prayed to know where to begin to make a difference. He said a mission was given to him … to promote the family prayer of the Rosary. Too simplistic a response? Do not doubt the power of prayer! Without the help of God now, we are lost. With it, we turn our lives around.
Pick up your Rosary. Try it! Simply and surely, beginning and continuing the regular prayer of the Rosary, Our Lady will lead you to know Jesus, to know His love, His way and His power.
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About Father Jim Phalan, C.S.C.
Father James Phalan, C.S.C., is a Catholic priest, member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the National Director of Family Rosary. He served as a missionary for many years travelling the globe to help people come to Jesus through Mary as part of the Family Rosary team. Now he is happy to be serving back at home in the USA!