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The Seven Last Words - 2. 'Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise'

Sunday, April 05, 2020

The Seven Last WordsFrom the Friday before Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday, the student brothers offer you a daily meditation on the Seven Last Words from the Cross, to accompany you and help you prepare for the mystery of Easter.

This Holy Week, the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars Oxford invite you to meditate on the Seven Last Words. In this ancient devotion, the Church ponders Jesus’ last words as he hung from the Cross, finding in them a great source of spiritual nourishment and consolation.

From the Friday before Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday, we will upload a daily podcast meditation, to accompany you and help you prepare for the mystery of Easter.


2. 'Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise' (Lk 23:34), by Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P.


Images:

Crucifixion, by Andrea Mantegna - Louvre from Predella San Zeno Altarpiece Verona.

Christ and the Good Thief, by Titian.


Br Pablo Rodríguez-Jordá O.P.

Br Pablo was born and grew up in Alicante, Spain. He first lived in the UK as a student of History and English at the University of Southampton, and after graduating worked as a language teacher in Oxford, where he met the Dominicans. He entered the novitiate in 2017. Reading the works of Thomas Merton was a particular catalyst for his calling to the religious life. Similarly, reading G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien and J. H. Newman led him to the practice of the faith earlier during his university years. He is interested in languages, 19th century literature and the history of English Catholicism. | pablo.rodriguez@english.op.org


MORE ON: LENT, HOLY WEEK


All the posts in the series:

  • 03.05.20 Friday of the 5th week of Lent - Introduction.
  • 04.05.20 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent - Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
  • 05.05.20 Palm Sunday - Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.
  • 06.05.20 Monday of Holy Week -  Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son." Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother".
  • 07.05.20 Tuesday of Holy Week - My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
  • 08.05.20 Wednesday of Holy Week - I thirst.
  • 09.05.20 Maundy Thursday - It is finished.
  • 10.05.20 Good Friday - Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
  • 11.05.20 Holy Saturday - With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.


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