PASCHALCAzT 2021: 53 – Easter Saturday: “Sin is the shipwreck of the soul”

For Lent, and now the Octave of Easter, I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  This is the penultimate podcast of the series.

Today is Easter Saturday. The Roman Station is St. John Lateran.

A little bit about the nickname of this Saturday and a comment about “Divine Mercy” and tradition.  Also, about the Sacrament of Penance.  GO TO CONFESSION!

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  1. Ms. M-S says:

    Thanks, Fr. Z.

  2. Clinton R. says:

    “Sin is the shipwreck of the soul” Indeed it is, Father. We should all take refuge in the Barque of St. Peter. Just as Noah and his family were safe in the Ark from the Flood, so too shall the faithful reach the Promised Land of Heaven in Our Lord’s Holy Catholic Church.

  3. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father!

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    The Lighthouse of Alexandria (the Pharos) was built in Egypt by the Ptolemies during the 3rd century BC, it was one of the tallest man-made structures on Earth and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Tower of Hercules lighthouse built by the Romans on the Spanish coast in the 1st century AD still stands, though from the fall of the Roman Empire until the 16th century it was unlit.

    The oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the world appears to be Hook Lighthouse on the coast of Ireland. During the 6th century monks began tending a bonfire as a signal for sailors, followed eventually by lanterns then a tower.

    “The first custodians to the light were a small group of monks whose small monastery was situated on the peninsula. The monks who lived at this monastery would have lit warning fires and beacons all through the years to warn sailors of the dangerous rocks on the peninsula.”

    First Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy:

    [18] This precept I commend to thee, O son Timothy; according to the prophecies going before on thee, that thou war in them a good warfare, [19] Having faith and a good conscience, which some rejecting have made shipwreck concerning the faith. [20] Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

    See also Paul’s voyage to Rome in Acts 27-28.

    The Gospel of Luke 12:49-50:

    “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished.”

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    “St. Dubhan, who came to Hook Point from Wales in 452 A.D and established a monastery on this site, is believed to have lit the first warning beacon for ships on the point shortly after his arrival. This beacon had been maintained by the monks for 700 years until the current lighthouse was built.”'s%20Wexford.html

    “He also founded a monastery and the part of the peninsula where this monastery was became known with the name of Rinn Dubhan, that means “Dubhan Head”. As the Irish word Dubhan also means “hook”, the place was later anglicized as Hook Head.”

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