The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.
Short Meditations from Easter to the Ascension.
These Meditations are intended as a companion series to those already published on the Sacred Passion of Our Lord. The one subject, no less than the other, is full of consolation and encouragement — the Passion pointing us rather to the joy of being freed from the burden of sin, the Resurrection to the further happiness of being heirs to the glory of heaven. For, as Christ “died for our sins, so He rose again for our justification and His work was not complete until He had not only risen again, but ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us."
It is the hope of the author of these short meditations that they may help those who read them to rejoice with Jesus Christ in His glorious Resurrection and Ascension into heaven.
The numbers in the titles are for the day of Easter. So Low Sunday is number 8 (Easter was day 1).
The Mission of the Apostles. Read St. John xx. 20-23.  And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.  He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send…Click to Continue Reading
Jesus shows His Sacred Hands and Feet. Read St. John xx. 19, 20.  Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace…Click to Continue Reading
The Words of Jesus to His Apostles. Read St. Luke xxiv. 38-45.  And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?  See my hands and feet, that it is I myself; handle, and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see…Click to Continue Reading
The First Appearance of Jesus to the Apostles. Read St. Luke xxiv. 30-39.  And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them.  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he vanished out of their sight. …Click to Continue Reading
The Appearance of Jesus to the assembled Apostles. Read St. Luke xxiv. 33-36.  And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven gathered together, and those that were staying with them,  Saying: The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.  And they told…Click to Continue Reading
The Divine Guest. Read St. Luke xxiv. 30-35  And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them.  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he vanished out of their sight.  And they said one to…Click to Continue Reading
The Arrival at Emmaus. Read St. Luke xxiv. 28, 29  And they drew nigh to the town, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go farther.  But they constrained him; saying: Stay with us, because it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went…Click to Continue Reading
The Effects of the Discourse of Jesus. Read St. Luke xxiv. 27-33.  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures, the things that were concerning him.  And they drew nigh to the town, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go…Click to Continue Reading
The Discourse of Jesus to the Disciples. Read St. Luke xxiv. 22-27.  Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it was light, were at the sepulchre,  And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive.…Click to Continue Reading
The Disciples tell Jesus Their Troubles. Read St. Luke xxiv. 19-24.  To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the people;  And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death,…Click to Continue Reading
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