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May 2014

May 2014 LCWR Newsletter
May 2014 LCWR Newsletter

Many Ways to Celebrate One Faith

by Florence Deacon, OSF

This Palm Sunday as I listened to the African American Spiritual, “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” being sung in Chinese at Holy Family Church in Taipei, Taiwan, I began reflecting on other Holy Week observances in which I had participated over the years.

As a child we celebrated midnight mass for Easter as well as for Christmas. Very early in my religious life a new, vibrant team of co-pastors introduced our parish to new liturgical norms for Holy Week.  The sisters, including this non-choir member, were the choir for that first Easter Vigil liturgy and for many future ones. We began with a huge fire lit outside the church which brought all the neighbors to their porches to see what was going on.  (Go to attachment to read more)

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