Palm Sunday signals the beginning of the holiest week of the liturgical year.  Our beautiful liturgical celebration began with the blessing and distribution of palms to our Residents and their families, our Carmelite sisters, and those who joined our worship.  The joyful entrance song reminded us of the crowds welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem, and yet reading the Passion narrative from the Gospel of St. Mark, we have a glimpse of the dark days ahead.  We will journey with Jesus this week during the Easter Triduum celebrations. The commemoration of the Institution of the Eucharist and Holy Priesthood at the Last Supper is celebrated on Holy Thursday. The Passion and Death of Jesus is remembered on Good Friday.  The silence and solitude of Holy Saturday as the whole Christian community awaits in vigil for the joyful event of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.   These events are celebrated in all their richness with our Residents and those who come to our Home.  Journey with us this week as we walk with Jesus to Jerusalem.  Experience His Passion and participate in the joy of His Resurrection.  Our yearly Holy Week services poignantly remind us that our life is a call to enter into the Paschal mystery of dying to self daily only to rise again with Christ in the triumph of the Resurrection!

Sr. Dianna distributes palms before Mass
Sr. Heather distributes palms to resident
Lenten display in front of Altar
Postulants in prayer with Carmelite community at Palm Sunday service
Tabernacle on Palm Sunday

1 comment:

  1. I wish you all dear Sisters and each of your precious residents, many blessings and graces for this Holy Week, where ever you are. As we commemorate, honor and live the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, may we all be continually transformed by God's redeeming love. God bless you and thank you so much for sharing.