Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace.   We’ve had many beautiful liturgies here in the Abbey, Galway during Holy Week and at 9.30 pm last night we celebrated the Resurrection of the Lord at our Easter Vigil and Mass. 

What happened on Easter morning?   I like the account in Mark’s Gospel, Mark 16: 2-6.   I’d recommend that we prayerfully reflect on that passage over the next few days as we continue to celebrate this most important of all Christian Feasts, the Resurrection:

“When the sun had risen… they came to the tomb.   They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”   When they looked up they, they saw that the stone had been rolled back….On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed!   He said to them, “Do not be amazed!   You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified.   He has been raised;  he is not here.”  

What difference has the Resurrection made to your life?

In your seeking for Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified, are you seeking in the right places or are you looking in the empty tombs?

Continue to enjoy the Easter season and may you and yours be blessed at this very special time in the Christian calender.

God bless you all.    As I sit at my desk in ‘The Abbey, Galway’  with the sun is at my back I’m aware that on this Easter Sunday Evening 2011 it’s about  to set on Galway Bay.