Sunday, April 15, 2012

Second Sunday of Easter or of the Divine Mercy - Easter Visit to the "Lift Jesus Higher" Community

Caravaggio's amazing "Incredulity of St. Thomas," dated around 1602,  brings to life the scene of Thomas' encounter with the risen Jesus mentioned in John 20:26-29, where Thomas is invited to touch Jesus' wounds with his own finger and hand.

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Jesus, I trust in you
Jesus, j'ai confiance en toi

God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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Dieu de miséricorde infinie, tu ranimes la foi de ton peuple par les célébrations pascales ; augmente en nous ta grâce pour que nous comprenions toujours mieux quel baptême nous a purifiés, quel Esprit nous a fait renaître, et quel sang nous a rachetés.

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On Easter Sunday, I joined the members of "Lift Jesus Higher", a charismatic community that worships at St. Ignatius Church in the Overbrook neighbourhood of Ottawa under the spiritual leadership of Father Bob Poole, pastor of St. Philip's, Richmond and St. Clare's, Dwyer Hill.

Here are some photos, taken by Robert Du Broy of the celebration and reception afterwards:

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