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'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.
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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…

'An encounter with a Person, with Christ, dead and Risen.' Sunday Reflections, Easter Sunday

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Resurrection of Christ Francesco Bassano [Web Gallery of Art]
The notes on Web Gallery of Art state: Resurrection of Christ was commissioned for the Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore (Church of the Most Holy Redeemer) - built in thanksgiving for deliverance from the plague that decimated Venice from 1575 to 1576, in which some 46,000 people died. 

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
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At the Mass during the Day
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Gospel John 20:1-9 (New Revised  Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)

'We will come to them and make our home with them.' Sunday Reflections, 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C

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The Trinity, El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]

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GospelJohn14:23-29 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am comin…