SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, END OF OCTAVE, AND DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unvelieving but believe,”  (Jn 20:27)

In the risen Christ, wounded and glorified, we see all our hopes realized.  In him all the wounds of our hearts, minds, and bodies are transformed into his holiness.  The sorrow and pain of our lives are made the source of our sanctification and joy.  (Magnificat)

“How blest are they who have not seen,

And yet whose faith has constant been

For they eternal life shall win.

On this Divine Mercy Sunday we recall the words of Saint Thomas Aquinas: “Mercy consists in bringing a thing out of non-being into being.”

Alleluia,  alleluia,  alleluia!  (Hymn, no name)