At our parish, all the statues, art, and crucifixes are covered in purple cloth. It's a sobering atmosphere.
At our home, we have slowed down on all the extra outings and have tried to take in what is about to happen during the Easter Triduum. It's been an exciting and joyful week with the election of our new pope...Pope Francis, and then the feast days of St. Patrick & St. Joseph.
|Candles waiting to be lit...|
|Candles lit from flame of last years Paschal Candle,|
after each child makes their First Confession
I love all the traditions within the days of Holy Thursday and Good Friday - the somberness is taken to a new level as the 40 days of Lent comes to its climax. Easter Sunday can be celebrated with so much more Faith, Hope and Love.
Which reminds me of this picture from CatholicVote
|The Light of Christ...go forth!|