'We know that Christ, once raised from the dead, will never die again. Death no longer has power over him. When he died, he died to sin once and for all. However, the life he lives, he lives for God. In the same way, you must regard yourselves as being dead to sin and alive for God in Christ Jesus."
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The Life and Letters of St Paul (Acts 22:1-21)
St Paul stands out as one of the most remarkable and influential characters in world history. He is traditionally known as the “apostle to the Gentiles” for his focus on sharing the gospel with people of all nations (Romans 11:13). After his conversion to Christianity, St Paul went on to become a great missionary, before eventually suffering martyrdom for his faith.
St Mary Magdalene follows Christ (Luke 8:1-3)
St Mary Magdalene was one of Christ’s most faithful disciples. She travelled with him in his preaching ministry and also witnessed both his death and resurrection. Since Mary shared the news of his return to life with the Twelve, she later became known as the ‘apostle to the apostles.’
3. Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)
Mary turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have removed him, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”
✙ 6th Station of the Cross: Veronica wipes the face of Christ
Catholic tradition brings us the story of Veronica, a woman who took it upon herself to relieve the sufferings of Christ. Seeing his struggles as he carried the cross, Veronica bravely stepped forward and wiped his bloody face with her veil.
+ Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary: The Presentation
The Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Presentation. It's a meditation on the presentation of Christ in the temple, forty days after his birth.
Jesus Christ, Son of Man
25th December “The Son of Man has come to seek out and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10) The birth of Jesus on Christmas Day brought many of the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah to fulfilment. As the carol has it, the hopes and fears of all the years were met in Bethlehem … Continue reading Jesus Christ, Son of Man
Adam and Eve, our first parents
1st December “Just as in Adam all die, so all will be brought to life in Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:22) We begin this Advent with the famous story of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The book of Genesis, as interpreted in the New Testament, says that the first two … Continue reading Adam and Eve, our first parents
The Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 60:1-22)
Isaiah was one of Israel's greatest prophets. He warned of impending destruction but also spoke about the bright future that would follow. His book contains prophecies about the Messiah and is frequently quoted in the New Testament.
David becomes king (2 Samuel 5:1-3)
David settled in Hebron, where he was made king of Israel. He later captured Jerusalem, expanded his kingdom and was promised an everlasting throne.