In this Easter Monday homily, Father Robert Elias explains that the resurrection is the incarnation of the lavish love of the Lord. In his risen form, Jesus Christ calls believers to recognize the mighty signs of Pentecost.
Matthew 28: 8-15
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.”
While they were going, some of the guard went into the city
and told the chief priests all that had happened.
The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel;
then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
telling them, “You are to say,
‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’
And if this gets to the ears of the governor,
we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”
The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed.
And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day.
NOTE: the painted images are from members of the congregation of St. Wulfran’s parish, an Anglo-Catholic movement in the Church of England.
The First Station – Jesus is condemned to death
The Second Station – Jesus carries His cross
The Third Station – Jesus falls the first time
Fatima marker stone
The Fourth Station – Jesus meets His mother
Fatima marker stone
The Fifth Station – Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
The Sixth Station – Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
AUDIO FOR STATIONS 7 to 10
The Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time
The Eighth Station: Jesus meets the three women of Jerusalem
The Ninth Station: Jesus falls for the third time
The Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of his clothes
AUDIO FOR STATIONS 11-14
The Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed on the cross
The Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross
The Thirteenth Station: Jesus is taken down from the cross
The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is placed in the tomb
SOURCE: Fatima Pilgrimage 2017 with Father Robert Elias, OCD
(Fatima Pilgrimage organized by sweet and spirit-filled Caroline of Syversen Touring.)
This homily or conference was given by Father Robert Elias, OCD at the Carmelite House of Studies in Mount Angel, Oregon as part of a private retreat to friarsin formation during the season of Epiphany 2020.
In this homily, Father Robert Elias reminds us that the bounty of God’s divinity is linked to our frail humanity through the bridge of His merciful love. It is there in our woundedness that we are able to encounter the Father’s Love and experience our epiphany and our path to healing.
This homily or conference was given by Father Robert Elias, OCD at the Carmelite House of Studies in Mount Angel, Oregon as part of a private retreat to friars in formation during the season of Epiphany 2020.
In this homily, Father Robert asks, “How has God inspired a fire in your life? What are the lights that have spoken to your understanding and kindled a fire? These are the stars that have lead to our deeper understanding of who God is.”