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Walk In Her Sandals: Meet Miriam

Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Miriam is a courageous woman of Jerusalem who joins her son, James, as he follows Jesus in his ministry through Judea, Galilee, and Samaria. Her gift of maternity was both a physical and a spiritual motherhood. As a mother, she carried […]

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Walk In Her Sandals: Meet Zilpah

The Dead Christ, Philippe de Champaigne, via Wikimedia Commons
Zilpah is Anah’s grandmother and the mother of Miriam. Although she is ancient, she sees much: Anah’s pain of childlessness, Miriam’s worry for her sons, Huldah’s loyalty, and even Veronica’s fear of her husband.
As Holy Saturday dawns amid despair and grief, it is Zilpah who remembers God’s faithfulness […]

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Descent from the Cross, Peter Paul Rubens

7 Sacred Images of Holy Week

The next few days are the holiest of the liturgical year. Please join me in contemplating seven beautiful works by a few of my favorite artists. These masterpieces bring the events of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday to life.
The Taking of Christ, Caravaggio
 
The Denial of St. Peter, Caravaggio
 
Christ at the […]

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