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Seek to Find— Opened TODAY

 

Limbo

Upon waking this Holy Saturday, I began to meditate on what was going on this day with Our Lord Jesus Christ—knowing that the Blessed Sacrament was no longer present in the Church Tabernacle. By this action, it represented Jesus was in the tomb. The Creed we say indicates that Jesus “suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell!” Hell, in this sense, a place where the Beatific Vision was absent, a waiting place for those who awaited the gates of Heaven to open, that they will march with Jesus Christ through those gates with Jesus leading them.

Think: How happy they must have been, finally, Jesus fulfilled the reason for His becoming our God-Man; to die that God the Father agreed to be appeased by the Sacrifice of His Son, the Second Person of the Trinity.
“It is finished.”

Yes, the souls Jesus left behind, some in doubt, others His enemies were proud of their deed, others still confused and afraid. However, the souls in Limbo were joyful and filled to the brim with happiness.

Today we know the end of the story, we too should see this day as joyful, since the gates of Heaven are NOW opened for all. All who desire to spend their eternity with God, all who keep His Commandments and all who seek His One, Holy, Apostolic, Catholic Church founded by Jesus or have a desire to find it. Seek, and you shall find!

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Today Begins …

LENT

Today, Ash Wed., we begin the Season of Lent. The Church reminds us of what we should be doing every day (Penance), not only during Lent. Yet, we have this Holy Season to ponder. The teaching we find in the Gospels, Jesus spent 40 days of fasting, giving us an example. Thereby we too fast in preparation for His Resurrection, proving to the entire world that He, Jesus Christ, is truly God.

It pleases God when we assist Him in carrying His Cross, although He does not need anything from us. He gave us an example when Simon of Cyrene was allowed by Christ to assist in the carrying of His Cross.

When and by whom was the season of Lent instituted?

Footsteps

Many of the early Fathers of the Church, in particular, St. Jerome, Pope St. Leo the Great, St. Cyril of Alexandria, and St. Isidore of Seville, confirm that the season of Lent was instituted by the Apostles themselves from the very commencement of the Church. They legislated a universal fast for the ever-growing flock of Christ to serve as a spiritual preparation for Our Lord’s Resurrection from the dead. The Apostles determined that, as the number forty (40) was a very significant number both in the Old and New Testaments, this solemn penitential season should also consist of 40 days.        http://www.cmri.org/96prog2.htm

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There is a Man on that Cross

 

Pre-Lenten thought:

The Cross of Christ is seen today in images, pictures, hanging in churches as smooth, slick straight sample of wood that was sanded and made perfect. The Cross on that Good Friday; imagine instead wood knotted, splintered, gnarled, rough and damp.

Why is it that many Christians see in their own way the cross without the suffering? Their cross scarcely a remembrance, symbol of His instrument of death.

If you consider yourself Christian, recognize the cross for what it is.