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Fr. Thomas Vander Woude, pastor of
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va.,
holding the monstrance aloft.
Now, there is a radiant circle.
Take that, pestilence and plague!!
I Trust in You.
original mosaic design
by Ronald Neill Dixon
from the Gospel Reading for Sunday, March 29
So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb.
It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.
Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him,
“Lord, by now there will be a stench;
he has been dead for four days.”
Jesus said to her,
“Did I not tell you that if you believe
you will see the glory of God?”
So they took away the stone.
And Jesus raised his eyes and said,
“Father, I thank you for hearing me.
I know that you always hear me;
but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.”
And when he had said this, He cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth.
So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.”
Image: Original design for a stained glass window
at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia
by Ronald Neill Dixon, 1998.
Full readings for this day are available here.
Dixon Gallery is making two of its images available
as mini posters, for free download.
They will print in full color
on standard 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
Click here or on the image at left to access.
We received a good meditation on
Lent, The Desert Experience, and Saint Francis
written by a friend of the studio for his Franciscan fraternity.
It's illustrated with St. Francis in the Desert by Giovanni Bellini.
Click here or the image at right to download.
Magnificat is available online, free of charge, during this challenging time.
The English version has a US edition and a UK/IRL edition.
A Spanish version is also available.
Fr. Cassidy Stinson, of the Richmond Diocese,
offers a great little how-to video for the Liturgy of the Hours
complete with guidance on which version of the book to get
and what to do with all those ribbons.
from 'Priests Without People'
an article by Fr. Paul Scalia, of the Arlington Diocese:
Priests suffer the pain of life without their people.
Those men have given their lives for Christ’s flock.
Now they struggle to understand their lives apart from that flock.
Read this short article for a perspective
from the other side of the altar.
Then, check in with your priest:
call him or send him a note or an email.
Download this painting by James Tissot here.
Nighttime Prayer with Children
in Time of Uncertainty
is one of a number of helpful links
posted by our diocesan Office of Worship.
Find more here.
The Children's Prayer, 1888
by Arthur Hacker (1858-1919).
This work is in the public domain in the United States
because it was published (or registered with the
U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1925.