This slide show is a prayer; take time with JESUS
to mount to Jerusalem.
Let us take along our sins, our miseries, our wounds,
JESUS will set us free.
( Cum audisset )
When the people heard that Jesus was going to Jerusalem, they took
Palm branches and went out to meet him, and children cried out:
« It is HE who is coming to save the people. He is Our Saviour, the
Redeemer of Israel. Who is He, for the Thrones and the Dominations rush to
meet Him ?
Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion: here is your KING coming to you,
mounted on the foal of a donkey, as it is written.
O KING, creator of the world you come to redeem us. »
Holy Week opens up in joy.
The Church celebrates the triumph of Our
Saviour, his entry as Messiah in Jerusalem. It is
already his victory as the Resurrected.
Our Fathers called this Palm Sunday,
« Easter in bloom ». During the Middle Ages it was
a custom to bless flowers along with palms and
Hosanna in the highest heaven !
May He be thanked to establish his reign
More than a remembrance, the
Mysteries that we celebrate are for us
a living reality.
Represented by the celebrant , Our Lord JESUS receives
the ovation of the Christian community.
The crowds come to meet the Redeemer, with
flowers and palms; to this victorious King, they offer
a tribute worthy of HIM.
Nations proclaim that He is SON of God
and cheers of praise to God
ring out to the skies:
The entry of Jesus
did not create in Him the power
that made Him the Messiah, but shows
to mankind that He is the Messiah.
After ascending to Jerusalem for several months,
a slow but determined progression to the place of
his sacrifice, six days before Passover, Jesus
arrives to the doors of the Holy City.
Jesus, as a king in his capital, accepts
to enter solemnly in this city which God
had chosen to dwell among his people.
He asks to fetch the colt which he will
be mounting, a colt that no one had
mounted yet, because of the sacred
nature of this procession.
With joy, the Church proclaims
from age to age, that her Lord is
The disciples of Jesus did not
understand at first; but, when he was
glorified, then they remembered that
these things had been written of him
and it was what had been done to him.
Jn 12, 16
Jesus said: now my soul is troubled.
What should I say? Should I say: Father,
save me from this hour?— Well, no ! It is
for this reason that I have come to
Father, glorify your name !
The Church lifts up a gaze of love and
thanksgiving towards this cross where
her Saviour is nailed:
this cross is now her treasure
Disciples of JESUS and sons of the
Church, we can glorify and put our pride in
this Rood which is for us the source of all
the good things we cherish most.
If we have started to discover what is life
with JESUS, life for God, we cannot put
our pride anymore in human things.