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Christ is Risen, Alleluia

In an address from St Peter’s Square on Easter Monday 2019, Pope Francis named the resurrection of Christ as “the most shocking event in human history” – shocking, because it should not have been possible.

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Letting Easter surprise us

Although Jesus had, on more than one occasion, foreshadowed his coming death and resurrection, his disciples were slow to believe that this would actually happen, or understand what this actually meant. (It is always something of a consolation to know that Jesus’ closest companions took a while to understand. That is the nature of discipleship: something that gradually unfolds and takes a lifetime to understand and live.)

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Will and grace and the journey to Easter

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, one of the important ceremonies in the life of any diocese is what we call the Rite of Election. It is the ceremony that each diocese celebrates on the First Sunday of Lent each year and it calls those who have been enquiring about the gift of faith and responding to that call, to the Easter sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and first Holy Communion.

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Journey of conversion

We have now moved into the season of Lent, a time of renewal where we consciously set our hearts and minds on the liberating message of the gospel that we are called to have life to the full.

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Comfort of prayer

Although Archbishop Wilson was far from well, his death on Sunday January 17 this year was sudden and unexpected. In the time I have been here in the Adelaide Archdiocese, I had the chance to visit him many occasions; sometimes it was very brief, other times well over two hours. No matter how long or short  the visit, we concluded with prayer and always a prayer for the Archdiocese.