One day’s contrasts — the entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem’s cheering crowds and his crucifixion and death on the cross — which we hear in the passion narrative of Palm Sunday introduce Christians to the saving mysteries of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection that we celebrate next week. See this package of resources on Passion Sunday from our partner, Catholic News Service, to aid your spiritual journey in the coming week.
What our palm branches really mean
Now at Palm Sunday, our private Lent becomes public as we pick up palms and pick up our cross. We make public our witness to Jesus, who comes to us on the humble donkey.
A guided meditation on Christ’s last words
The seven short phrases of Jesus at his crucifixion, which features in the Gospel for Palm Sunday that opens Holy Week, invite us to set some time aside to meditate on his precious words.
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