Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text)
March 31, 2013
"Dear brothers and sisters, in the Gospel of this radiant night of the Easter Vigil, we first meet the women who go the tomb of Jesus with spices to anoint his body (cf. Lk 24:1-3). They go to perform an act of compassion, a traditional act of affection and love for a dear departed person, just as we would.
They had followed Jesus, they had listened to his words, they had felt understood by him in their dignity and they had accompanied him to the very end, to Calvary and to the moment when he was taken down from the cross. We can imagine their feelings as they make their way to the tomb: a certain sadness, sorrow that Jesus had left them, he had died, his life had come to an end" ...
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- Pope: Easter Vigil Homily [Full text] (Vatican Radio)
- Easter Vigil, 30 March 2013: Booklet for the Celebration
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