Blog Posts for "Easter"

Holding On and Letting Go

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter John 20:11-18 It’s seems a little insensitive if not cruel for Jesus to tell Mary Magdalene “Stop holding on to me.”  After all, only moments before their encounter she had been weeping over his death and the disappearance of his body from the tomb.  Unlike almost all of the Twelve, she had followed him to Calvary and stood at the foot of cross as he was executed.  She was the one who had gone to the tomb while it was still dark and had seen the stone...

2017 Triduum Retreat

Celebrate the Paschal Triduum with Candidates, Volunteers and Capuchin Friars! On April 13 through April 15, join us as we celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter through prayer, fraternal sharing and input. As the time of Lent approaches, we find ourselves looking forward to the joy of the Easter Season, and with it, the annual Easter Triduum Retreat at St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. This event, the final event of the 2016-2017 vocation year, is a staple of Capuchin formation in the Province of St. Joseph. Friars in formation, members of our lay volunteer corps, Cap Corps, and...

The Kerygma, Then and Now

Monday in the Octave of Easter Acts 2:14, 22-33; Matthew 28:8-15 The year 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.  One of the great discussions or debates within many parts of the Church at that time and in the succeeding years was whether or not Vatican II and its documents should be read with a hermeneutic of continuity or discontinuity, an elaboration of Tradition or a further development of it.  As in so many other areas of our life as a community of faith, the answer is “both.”  In fact, from the earliest days...

Easter Triduum 2016

As the time of Lent approaches, we find ourselves looking forward to the joy of the Easter Season, and with it, the annual Easter Triduum Retreat at St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. This event, the final event of the 2015-2016 vocation year, is a staple of Capuchin formation in the Province of St. Joseph. Friars in formation, members of our lay volunteer corps, Cap Corps, and many of our inquirers and candidates will gather in Mt. Calvary on the evening of March 24th, Holy Thursday, to celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the students...

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