16 September 2011
A priest reflects during Holy Week at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
(photo: Paul Souders)
In the Spring 1989 issue of our magazine, when it was just a quarterly, we featured a beautiful photo essay of Holy Week in Jerusalem. The photos, by Paul Souders, accompanied text from a speech by His Eminence, D. Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy.
It is not an accident that we find ourselves “passing this way but once” — making our once-forever passage through life — now, in the age of the post Vatican Council, the age of the permissive society, the age of protest, of
painful renewal and re-thinking, in the age of Biafra and Bangladesh and Burundi.
It has not happened by chance. This was planned for us before the stars were hung in the sky.
God saw this as a time for us, the time when we could best serve, the time he was going to need our help to carry his cross.
This is our glory — that he wants us here now — nobody else.
For more of the Cardinal’s speech, check out the story On Carrying a Cross: A Reflection for Lent.
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