PASCHALCAzT 54: Low Sunday “in albis”: “The Easter lesson comes down to our own lives.”

Today is the Easter Octave Sunday, or Dominica in albis, for the white baptismal garments of those who were recently baptized.  It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the “doubting” Apostle.  It is also famously called “Quasimodo Sunday” for the first word of the opening chant, the Introit (cf. 1 Peter 2:2-3).
It is called “Low Sunday” probably in contrast to the hoopla of last Sunday.
Oh yes… now it is often called “Mercy Sunday” because of the emphasis on the dimension of the mercy of God’s redemptive act celebrated at Easter. The newest, third edition of the Missale Romanum of 2002 specifically labels this Sunday: Dominica II Paschae seu de divina Misericordia.

The Roman Station is St. Pancras on the Gianicolo Hill.

Today we wrap things up in the final podcast for Lent and Easter cycle, with wisdom from Card. Bacci and from Fulton J. Sheen.


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8 Responses to PASCHALCAzT 54: Low Sunday “in albis”: “The Easter lesson comes down to our own lives.”

  1. Please pray for me as I will for you.

    Done. Thank you.

  2. Ms. M-S says:

    Thanks, Fr. Z, for these Lenten/Easter podcasts and once again for the Advent/Christmas series. They were all very much appreciated.

  3. Kansan says:

    Thanks for such quality sounds, thoughts and knowledge. Perfect for this year; as Lent seemed to continue in our lives, while our Liturgy told us otherwise! Alleluia!

  4. FrAnt says:

    Thank you, Father, for the beautiful Lentcazts and Paschalcazts. The information about the saints and our patrimony allows us to see that our faith is not just for heads and hearts, but also for our hands and feet as well. God bless you and your work.
    PS: How’s your ankle?

    [Better! Thanks for asking.]

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Thank you Fr. Z for these Lent and Paschalcazts, very helpful.

  6. UncleBlobb says:

    Thank you for these podazts, Father Z.! It’s safe to say that: this go-around has meant the most of them all to me. Praying. God bless you.

  7. Clinton R. says:

    Thank you for the wonderful podcasts throughout Lent and Easter, Father. I am so very grateful for the time and effort you put into them. I really appreciate the care you have for our souls. May God bless you and our Blessed Mother pray for you. +JMJ+

  8. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father, for these perfect gems; for your flapping and chirping!

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