Deacon Pat from Blessed John the XXIII National Seminary conducted our Good Friday Services in our Holy Family chapel.   The mood was serious and devotional.  You could sense the intensity of prayer among the participants.  After the account of the Lord's Passion was read from the gospel of St. John, Deacon Pat gave a moving reflection on the role of suffering in our lives. When we look on the face of Christ on the cross, and unite our suffering with His, our suffering becomes redemptive in union with Christ's own suffering.  Deacon Pat encouraged us not to be afraid of our suffering but to embrace it, because for the believer, suffering does not end with the cross but along with her Risen Lord, in resurrection.

Deacon Pat, Sr. Maureen in procession and Sr. Brigid
Sisters, Residents and Guests at Good Friday service
Lenten Crucifix

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