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St Peter Preaching

"Peter said to the people: ‘You are Israelites, and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed over and then … More
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Friars in the Divinity School

On 10 April, I took the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit, and a fellow Dominican to visit Oxford. Here, they stand in the great medieval Divinity School, a Blackfriar and a Greyfriar side by … More
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Angelus ad Virginem

"Gabriel, from heaven's king Sent to the maiden sweet, Brought to her blissful tiding And fair 'gan her to greet. 'Hail be thou, full of grace aright! For so God's Son, the heaven's light, Loves man,… More
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The Most High Will Overshadow You

"The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her, he … More
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The New Eve

St Thomas Aquinas: "The sinner often seeks for something which he does not find; but to the just man it is given to find what he seeks: “The substance of the sinner is kept for the just” [Prov 13:22]… More
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Blessed Are They Who Have Not Seen And Yet Believe

Stained glass from Covington Cathedral depicting the Gospel for Divine Mercy Sunday (John 20:19-31). Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr More
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Risen Lord Jesus

"Having risen in the morning on the first day of the week, Jesus appeared first to Mary of Magdala from whom he had cast out seven devils. She then went to those who had been his companions, and who … More
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Come and Have Breakfast!

"Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and … More
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Grilled Fish for the Risen Lord

"The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread. They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among … More
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They Recognised Him

"Two of the disciples of Jesus were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking together about all that had happened. Now as they talked this over, … More
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The Risen Lord meets Mary Magdalene

"Mary stayed outside near the tomb, weeping. Then, still weeping, she stooped to look inside, and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head, the other at the … More
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The Risen Christ preaching to the Patriarchs in Limbo

"On the day of Pentecost Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed the crowd in a loud voice: ‘Men of Israel, listen to what I am going to say: Jesus the Nazarene was a man commended to you by … More
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Resurrexit tertia die

"And on the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures". Mosaic from St Paul's Cathedral, London. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr More
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Dum transisset Sabbatum

"When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Jesus. Alleluia. And very early in the morning on the … More
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Victimæ Paschali

"Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer sacrifice and praise: The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb; and Christ, the undefiled, hath sinners to his Father reconciled." Carved detail from the Cathedral … More
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Via Crucis XIII - Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross

"Consider how, after the death of our Lord, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the Cross, and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother, who received Him with … More
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Via Crucis XIV - Jesus Is Entombed

"Consider how the disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it, accompanied by His holy Mother, who arranged it in the sepulchre with her own hands. They then closed the tomb, and all withdrew." … More
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Mediator of a New Covenant

"But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for … More
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Thine be the Glory, Risen, Conquering Son!

"This is the night of which it is written: The night shall be as bright as day, dazzling is the night for me, and full of gladness. The sanctifying power of this night dispels wickedness, washes … More
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Via Crucis XI - Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross

"Consider Jesus, thrown down upon the cross, He stretched out His arms and offered to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. They nailed His hands and feet, and then, … More
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