Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014



Below, you'll find a reflection for today, Easter Sunday, by Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Joan Chittister, osb, from Pax Christi USA's Lenten reflection booklet from 1987. We hope that these reflections during Lent and Holy Week have deepened your experience of the season and strengthened your commitment to be the peace of Christ in our world today. 


All of us at the national office are grateful for your witness and your support and we wish you a happy, blessed and peaceful Easter!




By Joan Chittister, osb


Acts 10:34a, 37-43 | Colossians 3:1-4 | John 20:1-9

The Women at the Tomb, by Sr. Mary Stephens CRSS

Interesting. The day starts and ends at the tomb. No flash of light. No announcement. Simply the awareness that what has been is gone. Mary Magdalene, in the dark, notes that the stone has been moved. John, at the door, notes that the wrappings have been left behind. Peter, in the burial place, pronounces it empty of the Christ whose burial clothes have been left behind. And they are left to tell the others.


That's about all the sight of Resurrection that anyone ever really gets, come to think of it. Darkness and an empty tomb. The notion that what has been taken is clearly alive. A burning memory and an unfinished truth. Even today, then, the Easter message to all of us is still the same as it was to Mary Magdalene and to Peter and to John. If the glory of God is to be revealed, then it is up to us to say so and to prove it by our beliefs....


To read the entire reflection, click here.

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

P.S. To see resources from throughout the Lenten season, visit our Lenten webpage at http://paxchristiusa.org/programs/lent-2014/.