This altar stands in the place where the Lord rose from the dead.
I offered mass on it for your intentions when I was in Jerusalem at the New Year.
I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of
He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest.
He who rose for our sakes is my one desire. ~ St. Ignatius of Antioch
He is truly Risen!
Having made our journey through the 40 days of Lent, let us now show our Easter joy in all we do. Saint Ignatius of Antioch, wrote to his friend Saint Polycarp, about what we are to do now—it is as true now as it was 1900 years ago:
Be more zealous than you are now. Learn to understand
Expect Him to come who is above time, the timeless one,
the invisible one who became visible for our sake, the untouched
the one beyond suffering who came to suffer for us,
who in every way endured for our sake.
Toil together, fight, run, suffer, rest, and rise up together
as God’s stewards,
companions of His table, and His servants! Please Him
who is your warlord,
Him from whom you will also receive your soldier’s
Let none of you desert the flag! Let your baptism remain
your armor, faith your helmet, love your spear, patience
Stay the course of glory, and pray for great spiritual gifts at Pentecost!