In this week’s Catholic New York column, I wrote about the Easter season and renewing our faith.
Here is an excerpt:
I’m all for celebrating! We prepared for Easter with forty days of intense prayer, penance, and charity during Lent.
How about celebrating now for forty days—until Ascension Thursday—come to think of it, for fifty days—until Pentecost Sunday?
These ninety days—forty days of union with the suffering and death of Jesus during Lent, plus forty days of Easter joy, plus ten more days until Pentecost—are classic days of renewal for us who follow Jesus.
Even nature cooperates, as this grand season of the Church calendar takes place against the backdrop of the cold, dark, and dreary days of winter giving way to the warm, bright, vibrant days of spring.
You can read my whole column here.