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'I am with you always . . .' Sunday Reflections, Ascension, Year A

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Ascension Cupola, San Marco, Venice Italian Mosaic Artist [Web Gallery of Art]
Ascension, Year A
The Ascension is celebrated on Ascension Thursday, 21 May, in England & Wales, Scotland. In the USA it is celebrated on Ascension Thursday in the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, Philadelphia. In all of these places Ascension Thursday is a Holyday of Obligation.
The Ascension is observed on Sunday, 24 May, in Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Philippines, USA (apart from the jurisdictions mentioned above).
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
GospelMatthew 28:16-20 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and sai…

'Our life is changed; his coming our beginning.' Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A

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The Road to Emmaus Fritz von Uhde [Wikipedia]
The April issue of Magnificat features this painting on its cover. You will find Pierre-Marie Dumont's commentary on it here.
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
GospelLuke 24:13-25 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad.Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken…