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Happy Easter to you and your loved ones. The Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces have assembled several Easter prayers that can be used for your family gatherings. They can be viewed below or as a downloadable PDF.

Click here to download a printable version of these prayers.


Heart of Jesus – Unconditional Love

Recall the presence of the Risen Lord with you.
Tell him you believe He is present here to you.
Reflect on the fact that He loves and accepts you
just as you are now.

Take time out to sense His unconditional love for you
as He looks at you lovingly and humbly.
Speak to Christ…or just lovingly stay in silence
and communicate with Him beyond words.
The devotion to the Heart of Christ, consists essentially
in accepting Jesus Christ as love incarnate,
as the manifestation of the unconditional love
of God for us.
The great turning point in your life comes not when
you realize that you love God but when you realize and
fully accept the fact that God loves you unconditionally.

Adapted from the writing of spiritual director and retreat leader, Fr. Anthony de Mello, SJ (1931-1987)


Help Us to Remain Close to You

Lord Jesus, we ask you now
to help us to remain with you always,
to be close to you with all the ardor of our hearts,
to take up joyfully the mission you entrust to us
and that is to continue your presence
and spread the good news of your Resurrection.

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ, who served as Archbishop of Milan from 1980 to 2002. He was named a cardinal in 1983.


An Easter Reflection

Holy God, Give peace and hope
to our fractured world.
May the risen Jesus breathe on our minds
and open our eyes to know him
in the breaking of bread,
and follow him in his risen life.
Amen!

From JesuitPrayer.org





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