|Oswaldo Guayasamin- Ecuador|
|V. Perlrott-Csaba (Hungary1912)|
On HOLY SATURDAY, there is no liturgy at all. The Church wants us to have a day of quiet and reflection on what happened yesterday. But tonight, this vigil of the Resurrection, we will gather in darkness, a darkness that represents all that we should have been reflecting on after Jesus' death. And in that darkness, a fire is lit, which represents for us Christ our Light. We can rejoice that death has no final victory over us.
Death is very real and its approach holds great power in our lives. But today is a day to put aside the blinders we have about the mystery of death and our fear of it. The "good news" we are about to celebrate has no real power in our lives unless we have faced the reality of death. (St. Benedict tells us we must daily keep death before us- especially death to self). To contemplate Jesus' body, there in that tomb, is to look our death in the face.
|Slav Krivoshiev - Bulgaria|
|France Kralj- Slovenia|
|Ivanka Dymyd- Ukraine|