Evening Meditations for Easter Thursday ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, when she held any beautiful flower in her hand, was enkindled by the sight of it with love for God, and would say: “And God, then, has thought from all eternity of creating this flower for love of me!” Thus did that flower become, as it were, a dart of love, which sweetly wounded her, and united her more and more to her God. On the other hand, St. Teresa, at the sight of trees, fountains, rivers, lakes, or meadows, declared that all these fair things upbraided her for her ingratitude in loving so coldly a God Who created them that they might draw her to His love… 

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: April 21st Easter Thursday

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Easter Thursday

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Easter Thursday

Easter Thursday ~ Dom Prosper Guéranger

After having glorified the Lamb of God, and the Passover whereby our Lord destroyed our enemies; after having celebrated our deliverance by water, and our entrance into the Promised Land; let us now fix our respectful gaze upon Him whose triumph is prefigured by all these prodigies. So dazzling is the glory that now beams from this Man-God that, like the prophet of Patmos, we shall fall prostrate before Him. But He is so wonderful, too, in his love, that He will encourage us to enjoy the grand vision…

Spiritual Reading for Easter Thursday ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

In the second place, sorrow is necessary; this is the principal condition necessary for obtaining the pardon of sins. The most sorrowful, not the longest Confessions, are the best. The proof of a good Confession is found, says St. Gregory, not in the multitude of the words of the penitent, but in true compunction of heart…

Morning Meditations for Easter Thursday ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

The earth, the heavens, and all nature with astonishment beheld Jesus, the only-begotten Son of God, the Lord of the Universe, die of intense pain and anguish, on a disgraceful Cross — and why? He hath loved us and hath delivered himself for us (Eph. v. 2). And do men believe this and not love God?