Archbishop Bernard’s Easter Vigil Homily

Why look among the dead for someone who is alive?

As soon as the Sabbath had ended, with its restrictions on work and travel, a group of women, including Mary of Magdala, Joanna and Mary the mother of James, went to anoint the body of Jesus.  They left at the very first sign of dawn.  We can imagine the heaviness in their hearts as their eyes adjusted to the growing light of day, making their way to the burial place, not sure what they would see when they arrived.

Their journey is like ours.  We have passed through the gloom of Lent, with its welcome moments of illumination and fresh understanding.  We have witnessed the darkness that covered the land at our Lord’s crucifixion.  We have made our way to the tomb to look for him there…

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