We are in Holy Week, and it certainly has been an interesting Lenten experience this year. With our sacred spaces and almost everything else closed to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19, circumstances are forcing us to reflect on our lives, not only in how we live, but what is important for us to live well.
There are many resources to aid our Holy Week faith formation and celebrations circulating on the various social media platforms, and I wanted to add some of those resources here in the Chaplain’s Corner section of our STA website.
Pope Francis’ Vatican YouTube
Dioces of Hamilton (List of Parishes and their outreach during these times)
From Loyola Press: Resources to Celebrate Holy Week at Home
From Liturgical Press: Holy Week at Home
From Catholic Culture: Celebrating Holy Week at Home
Bishop Barron: Word on Fire
Sacred Space (Irish Jesuits)
May our journeys this Holy Week see us draw closer to our God, who knows what we are going through and understands us better than we know ourselves. Let us take this time to grow in faith and trust, using the resources available to us.
Let us remember the wise, sage advice of Julian of Norwich, a medieval mystic, who, after visions of God, wrote, “All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”
Let us trust God, that when Jesus says, “I am with you to the end of time,” that Jesus is indeed with us, in each moment, in each day, in each turn of events, good and bad. Like Jesus, let us be confident that even though we do not know where these days will lead us, God’s reality is brighter, better and bigger than anything we will ever know.