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Living with Easter Joy: Weekly Message for 4-18-17
Dear Fellow Digital Missionary,
With all my heart I hope and pray that you too have been overcome with Paschal joy in the Risen Lord. Alleluia!!! During these holy days may the Easter victory itself be enough to fill your hearts with joy. As Pope Francis’ reminded us in his words from last Wednesday’s general audience, “His saving death and resurrection show that the self- giving love that is God’s very life can transform darkness into light, sin into forgiveness, apparent defeat into eternal victory.”
Easter is a new spiritual season – it’s actually the longest liturgical season, full of graces and nourishment for our needy souls. During these next seven weeks of Easter you can delve deeper with one of our Retreat Guides especially designed to instruct our hearts with living Easter joy.
I sincerely hope and pray that you are able to experience some of Easter’s joys during this month. Even when faced with the trials and struggles of everyday life, Easter joy can still flow through our hearts. Pope Francis has told us why: “Joy… always endures, even when only as a flicker of light born of the certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved…” (Evangelii Gaudium, 6) Let this truth give us continued strength and resolve to be witnesses of the joy of the Risen Lord throughout this Easter season.
We want to sincerely thank all of you who are helping our mission with your support. Your generosity has given us confidence to continue providing new Retreat Guides and resources at RCSpirituality.org throughout the coming months. We have a lot of exciting products coming out soon, so stay tuned. Our May Retreat Guide unfurls the glories of the Blessed Trinity in light of how we can grow in intimacy with God. A new Regnum Christi Essay, written by a brand new author (Fr. Bruce Wren, LC), is also coming out in May. Fr. Bartunek also has a new book launching later this summer, A Quiet Place: How Daily Prayer Can Change Your Life, being put out by Matthew Kelly’s Beacon Publishing company.
Please let us know how we can serve you better, and keep counting on our daily prayers. May the joy of the Risen Lord, the only joy that will last forever, spread and grow in your hearts in a special way this Easter Season.
Yours sincerely in Christ,