“When he was at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight."
The Fifth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Coronation of the Virgin Mary. It's a meditation on Mary being crowned the Queen of heaven and earth.
The Fifth Luminous Mystery of the Rosary is the Institution of the Eucharist. It's a meditation on Christ's introduction of the Eucharist while at table with the apostles, at the Last Supper.
St. Matthew was one of the Twelve Apostles and is traditionally considered the author of the gospel that bears his name. Pope Benedict XVI explained: “His name in Hebrew means "gift of God". The first canonical Gospel, which goes under his name, presents him to us in the list of the Twelve, labelled very precisely: … Continue reading St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist (Matthew 9:9-13)
This painting by the Benedictine nun and artist Sister Petra Clare is based on the famous Russian icon by Andrei Rublev, known as the Trinity or the Hospitality of Abraham. The story of Abraham's warm welcome of three strangers contains a number of messages - the foretelling of a miraculous birth, as well as the importance of … Continue reading The Hospitality of Abraham (Genesis 18:1-15)
After rising from the dead, Christ continued to appear to his followers for forty days. Once this time was up, he then returned to heaven. According to St Luke, the eleven remaining apostles - and those with them - were witnesses of this event, which is known as the 'Ascension' of Christ (cf Luke 24:33). … Continue reading The Ascension of Christ (Acts 1:1-11)