Thursday, 18 February 2010

Burying the A .....; Burying Christ In Your Heart

A very beautiful reflection for Ash Wednesday given at St Walburga's Abbey: Burying Christ in Your Heart.

As explained in a footnote to the post:
It is monastic tradition to “bury” the Alleluia for the season of Lent as a symbol of this period when the entire Church refrains from singing Alleluia. The Alleluia is “resurrected” on the Solemn Feast of Easter.
Mother's reflection suggests that we see this as a burying of Christ in our own hearts that parallels his descent to hell on Holy Saturday, to rescue our first parents.

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