Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

As we continue the Easter season the readings portray the Good News of Jesus Christ overflowing and growing like leaven. It cannot be stifled or stamped out. In the first reading, we learn that the Apostles were arrested and put to trial by those who earlier had condemned Jesus. They were scolded for continuing to talk about Jesus even after being told to be silent. But they persisted in their testimony. So they were flogged and released with stronger warnings. But they continued to proclaim Jesus as Messiah everywhere. The Good News spread far and wide. The second reading depicts a vision of a heavenly liturgy in honor of the Lamb (the Risen Christ). Numerous angels and other beings are all

Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

We often imagine that the early Christians had it very easy. They had been close to Jesus; they met him and heard the message directly from him. Today we walk amidst many shadows and life seems to be complicated; however, if we examine it closely, the times of the early Christians were not very different from ours. They lived in circumstances when they were persecuted and unsure of everything. They had no guarantees and many were frightened. Those Christians in Jerusalem suffered rejection from their own people. In the three readings today you hear some words repeated like peace, healing, forgiveness, power, Spirit, and rejoicing. These gave the community the security that the promise of God

Greetings From Sr. Marlita/ Salads desde Sr. Marlita

Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ is risen from the dead, just as he said. We acclaim that our Savior and Redeemer is living indeed. We anticipate the time when our lives will be united with Christ in all his glory. What a wonderful ending to the story of the Passion of Jesus. Yes, he suffered humiliation and death. Yes, he gave his life for each of us. Yes, he was crucified cruelly and died to free us from our sins. But GOOD has triumphed, and we believe that no matter how difficult our own lives or situations might be currently, good will again triumph. We have faith; yes, we believe. Christians know this well when we contemplate the Resurrection of Christ. Victory and triumph are more powerfu

Greetings From Sr. Marlita/ Salads desde Sr. Marlita

Here we are at the end of the Lenten season, ready to remember a very special week in the life of Jesus. Beginning with today, Palm Sunday, and continuing with each of the special services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and EASTER, we again celebrate the Pascal Mystery of life, death and the victory of the Resurrection. It is our privilege. Some of these days are festive and jubilant, like Palm Sunday, recalling the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, or the Last Supper of Jesus with his dear friends. But others are quiet and solemn, calling for us to be silent and reflect on the great love God has for us by giving his only Son on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. To rememb

Greetings From Sr. Marlita/ Salads desde Sr. Marlita

Do you ever think about life after death? What will it be like? Will the things you did in this life follow you into eternity? What are the souls of your departed loved ones experiencing right now? Far from being morbid, reflecting on what will happen to our souls at the moment of our death is not only fascinating, it also does us much good. When we contemplate the life that awaits us, it will help us to increase our faith, our hope, our love for God, and our desire to be with Him forever. It is a means by which we can learn more about our Savior and marvel at the greatness of how He has redeemed our fallen world. All of this is encapsulated in the Church's teaching on The Four Last Things.

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