HOLY WEEK 2014: Reflection for Holy Saturday

by Jean Stokan and Scott Wright Click here for the readings at the Easter Vigil We could imagine that, for the disciples, the day after Jesus’ crucifixion must have been one of excruciating grief, overwhelming fear, and utter confusion about what lay ahead. For us, however, Holy Saturday is a time of quiet anticipation, for …

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HOLY WEEK 2014: Reflection for Good Friday

by M. Shawn Copeland Isaiah 52:13-53:12 | Hebrews 4:14-16 | John 18:1-19:42 Let us kneel in love and thanksgiving … for the wondrous love of God Today, the suffering, violence and brutality that we human beings inflict on one another are caught up in the memorial of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. God in …

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HOLY WEEK 2014: Reflection for Holy Thursday

by Dave Robinson Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 | John 13:1-15 The readings for today all speak to recognition, to identity at the deepest levels. The identity of Jesus as the Christ, as God among us, renders the foot-washing that much more powerful an image. The Christ kneels before us to wash our feet …

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TAKE ACTION: Call on Congress to support a shared Jerusalem, where the rights of all are respected

from the Third Thursday for Israel/Palestine campaign Holy Week brings pilgrims from all over the world to Jerusalem, yet Christians who live just next door to the city must get permits to worship there and may be denied entry altogether.  Palestinian Christians are raising awareness about this and other issues through their April 7 “Kairos …

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INTERVIEW: Franciscan Mission Service interviews Marie Dennis, Co-President of PC International

from Franciscan Mission Service Marie Dennis has several ties to Franciscan Mission Service, including past involvement with Maryknoll organizations and current involvement with Pax Christi International. In 2007, we presented her with the Anselm Moons Award. She also was a Souposium speaker and facilitated our returned missioner retreat in 2013. In this installment of our …

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