+JMJ+ Holy Week will soon be here but there is still time to prepare. Even if you are not being received into Holy Church at this time, you can still take part in the vigil and you can make it even more meaningful this time around by taking time to meditate and reflect on what our brothers and sisters experienced in the Early Church and down through the centuries. One way to do that is to listen to Mike Aquilina’s podcast, Way of the Fathers, the episode The Mother of All Vigils. YouTube link below.
Video, The Mother of All Vigils, on the Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina, a podcast from Catholic Culture.
’Twas the night before Easter, and all through the Church every heart was stirring. The early Christians kept a Vigil that made a lasting impression. The symbols were elemental: fire, water, darkness, nakedness, music, dramatic preaching, surprising chalices, and more-than-marathon endurance. Prepare for your Easter Vigil by learning about theirs.From the podcast episode description, Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina: The Mother of All Vigils.
Thanks for visiting and reading. May we grow in holiness and virtue as the end of this Lenten season draws near, and, by His grace, become the saints the Lord intends us to be. God bless you, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+
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Notes and Links
- The Mother of All Vigils, on the Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina, a podcast from Catholic Culture.
- Listen to the podcast episode and read show notes on the Catholic Culture site.
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