This night, the Church exults not only in the victory of Christ. It shows us how his victory crowns a long process of development. The rising of Jesus is an astonishing event, of course, but no surprise. The Lord has carefully prepared it. If our eyes see, our ears hear, we find it foretold ‘in […]

Palmsöndagen/Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66. St Benedict enjoins that a monk’s life should always savour of Lent. What does he mean? His reference is not so much to asceticism as to expectancy. The monk, he says, should look forward to Easter ‘with the joy of spiritual longing’. His life should unfold with constant reference […]