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Ascension - Liturgical Prayers

The Risen Lord Jesus now lives
in the glory of the Father.
Through the Spirit of courage and love
may he always be with you.
R/ And also with you.

Easter 7 Sunday C - That they may be One

From the Connections:
In John’s account of the Last Supper, after his final teachings to his disciples before the events of his passion begin, Jesus addresses his Father in heaven. He begins praying for himself, that he may obediently bring to completion the work of redemption entrusted to him by the Father. Next, he prays for his disciples, that they may faithfully proclaim the word he has taught them. Finally (today’s Gospel periscope), Jesus prays for the future Church – us – that we may be united in the “complete” love that binds the Father to the Son and the Son to his Church, and that in our love for one another the world may come to know God.

Ascension 2019

 Michel de VerteuilGeneral Textual comments

The Ascension of Jesus was an essential stage in his relationship with this followers. He had walked with them in their moments of strength and of weakness, and now he was leaving them.

UCAN News - May 27

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May 27-Jun 1: Easter 6th Week Reflections

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Dirty Beans - New Life

M̳y̳ m̳o̳t̳h̳e̳r̳ u̳s̳e̳d̳ t̳o̳ c̳o̳o̳k̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳,̳ b̳u̳t̳ b̳e̳f̳o̳r̳e̳ s̳h̳e̳ c̳o̳o̳k̳e̳d̳ t̳h̳e̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳,̳ s̳h̳e̳ p̳i̳c̳k̳e̳d̳ t̳h̳e̳ b̳a̳d̳ a̳n̳d̳ d̳i̳r̳t̳y̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳ a̳n̳d̳ t̳h̳r̳e̳w̳ t̳h̳e̳m̳ a̳t̳ o̳u̳r̳ b̳a̳c̳k̳y̳a̳r̳d̳ 
a̳n̳d̳ o̳n̳l̳y̳ c̳o̳o̳k̳e̳d̳ t̳h̳e̳ g̳o̳o̳d̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳.̳