In Cana of Galilee


Today it is fulfilled!

Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house’. (Mt 26, 18)

There is something new and strangely beautiful about this Teacher’s request. The time is near, and this time it is in my house – it is in your house – that Jesus wants to celebrate Easter!

Let’s make preparations then!

The first week has gone by, our heads were dizzy, our hearts were heavy and our spirits have been down. Life as we knew it collapsed.

I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house!

The second week is starting. We need to let the dust settle, pick up the pieces and glue them back together again. We want what God wants – to rebuild in a new way, to start over on the inside, to reestablish routines.

And there is something new and strangely beautiful about these routines. No going back and forth. No tides.

I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house!

The time for doemstic churches has come. It was already being announced and prepared by the Lady of Cana, who had been raising communities and movements under her protection all over the world. The family prayer of consecration to the Mother of Cana, initiated here in the National Santuary of Our Lady Help of Christians, had already reached other countries and other homes, humbly asked for and happily shared by online believers.

The time has come to bring the family to the center of the Christian message. To realize the close union between the sacraments of order and marriage, and the specific place of each one. To contemplate the grandeur and simplicity of the little house in Nazareth

The Spirit breathes, and we learn to read the signs of the times that were so obvious to Jesus, yet so difficult for us to interpret …

I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house!

Since October, we’ve been meditating on the immense mystery of the liturgical year celebrated in the family, and on the wonder that hides behind the most banal gestures of family life.

Since October we have been discovering, together, the secret of the vocation to which we have been called. Do you remember? Play, sharing, picnics, Eucharistic adoration, the Rosary, joy and closeness …

‘The Child of the crib lives here in our homes, this is where we need to worship Him’, we said as we relearned how to look at our children.

Somebody take this baby! With moist eyes and an ecstatic heart we took the Child in our arms.

And now, this same Child wants to celebrate Easter here too. Let’s get ready!

I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house!

Since October, we’ve been trying to respond to the challenge – remember? – to invent rituals, to build a family culture that we could all be proud of. When was the last time we played cards with the family, we asked? What did we do together last weekend?

Now the answers come quickly and safely: Yesterday we did all that!

All that, including prayer, now more solemn, now more careful, now more necessary than ever.

I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house!

A shiver runs through my body. On some occasions in life we ​​are given the grace to witness the fulfillment of the Scriptures, right before our eyes.

Here. Now.

Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.. (Lc 4, 21)

In my house. In your house…

One Comment

  1. Célia Canadas

    🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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