Pope Fran­cis: Easter Triduum speaks of God’s love and mercy

The Star (St. Lucia) - - EASTER -

Pope Fran­cis spoke about the Easter Triduum this week dur­ing his Wed­nes­day General Au­di­ence ad­dress.

“Dear Brothers and Sis­ters: As we cel­e­brate the Paschal Triduum in this Holy Year of Mercy, we are in­vited in a spe­cial way to con­tem­plate the rev­e­la­tion of God’s in­fi­nite mercy in the events of Je­sus’ pas­sion, death and res­ur­rec­tion. Holy Thurs­day, Je­sus gave him­self to us as food and, in the wash­ing of feet, teaches us the need to serve oth­ers. On Good Fri­day, in the mys­tery of Christ’s death on the cross, we con­tem­plate that undy­ing divine love which em­braces all mankind and sum­mons us in turn to love one an­other in the power of the Spirit. Holy Satur­day, the day of God’s si­lence, in­vites us not only to sol­i­dar­ity with all who are aban­doned and alone, but also to trust in that faith­ful love which turns death into life. These, then, are days which speak to us pow­er­fully of God’s love and mercy. In one of her vi­sions, Ju­lian of Nor­wich hears the Lord say that he re­joices eter­nally be­cause he was able to suf­fer for our sake out of love. Let us pre­pare then to cel­e­brate the days with grat­i­tude for this great mys­tery of God’s mercy, poured out for us on the cross of our sal­va­tion.

Pope Fran­cis.

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