The Lord is risen. Alleluia!

Rejoice!  Today, we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest Feast of our Christian faith.

The Gospel of St. John told the account of Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark to visit Jesus’ body. To reward her faithful love, the Risen Lord showed Himself to her. Jesus told her:  “Go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”  Jesus commissioned her the task of bringing the Good News to the apostles who were stricken by fear, grief and despair with His cruel death.

Dear Friends, may Jesus voice resound in our heart that His Father is our Father; and His God is our God.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad!  Christ has broken the chain of death. Death no longer has dominion over us. Christ’s victory had turned death into the door for us to enter His Eternal Life. Christ is risen! No pain of suffering nor agony of despair could hold us down and bury us. Jesus’s grace will strengthen us and accompany us to pass through the sorrow and passion of our earthly life.  We will rise victoriously.

Dear Friends, we are bearer of Good News of resurrection and hope. We must bring joy and hope of the Good News to those who are going through the passion of suffering and despair in their life, just as Mary Magdalene had done: “I have seen the Lord.”

Jesus Christ died and rose for all; he is true hope for every human being. May the Risen Lord pervade you with His peace, joy and hope.

From Mother Anne and your Carmelite Sisters of Terre Haute.