Friends of the Rosary:
Today, on the Seventh Sunday of Easter, one week before Pentecost, we observe the Solemnity of the Ascension in many U.S. dioceses and many countries around the world.
This feast commemorates the triumphant Ascension of Lord Jesus into heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2.
By ascending into His glory, Christ finished the work of our redemption.
The Ascension is the completion of the Easter mysteries of Jesus’ life, passion, death, and resurrection, and it is the final step before the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Jesus’ final apparition ends with the irreversible entry of his humanity into divine glory, symbolized by the cloud and by heaven, where he is seated from that time forward at God’s right hand.”
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York