Today’s Easter story is specifically directed at us–those who would come to believe in Jesus down through the ages. We are part of a community of faith–a living legacy passed on from generation to generation, and often given at great cost, with personal sacrifice.
Saint Conrad of Parzham served as friary porter for 41 years. Anyone who came to the friary in Altoetting would have met Saint Conrad as he greeted them at the door. Such a role may not sound like much, but Saint Conrad turned it into a true ministry of love and service.
In this week’s Gospel, we hear about Jesus’ appearance to the disciples shortly after his resurrection. At first, though, the apostle Thomas doesn’t believe it is Jesus until he is able to see and touch Christ’s wounds.
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