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Low Sunday - How Christ Appeared to the Apostles in the Cenacle
Low Sunday - How Christ Appeared to the Apostles in the Cenacle
Low Sunday - How Christ Appeared to the Apostles in the Cenacle
 
 
 

 
 

The Maesta Altarpiece - Christ’s Appearance behind Locked Doors by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260-1318 ); 1308-11; Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena, Italy; commons.wikimedia.org
 
 
Low Sunday - How Christ Appeared to the Apostles in the Cenacle
by Father Alonso de Andrade, 1878 - Daily Meditations on the Mysteries of Our Holy Faith, on the Life of Christ and of the Saints, Part Two
Based on the Gospel of Saint John 20

First Point. Consider how for Christ there is no closed door, and that where evil could not enter, good did enter. For the disciples being assembled in the Cenacle, with the doors very well closed for fear of the Jews, Christ entered, arisen and glorious, and placed Himself in their midst, like the Sun in the center of the sky, illuminating and gladdening their hearts with the light of His Resurrection and the sweetness of His words. Consider the benignity of the Saviour, and the love He has for His own, and the care He takes to console them in their sorrows, and how for this purpose He multiplies miracles, putting to good use the subtility of His glorious Body. Be blissful in having the Lord, and such a Teacher and Master, and gain great confidence in His love and providence; and ask Him to vivify you in your afflictions and works, and to console you, and to fortify you, like He did with His Apostles and Disciples.

Second Point. Ponder how in this visit Christ placed Himself in the middle of that Congregation, because He wanted to be in the middle of His own, and in the middle of your own self, taking seat and abode in your heart. Disoccupy it from all that is earthly, and offer it entirely so that He comes to you, and He visits you, and consoles you, and lives with you. Ponder the supreme bliss of that holy company, seeing the glory of its Master and Redeemer; how all would approach to adore, reverence, and serve Him; and the love and caresses with which He would receive them, reassuring them against the fear they were in of the Jews who persecuted them. Come also to adore and revere Him, and ask Him for His blessing, and share the bliss that His Glorious Resurrection imparts, and may it encourage and fortify you for His Holy Service.

Third Point. Consider how He showed them the Sacred Wounds of His Hands, Feet, and Side, which shone in His Body, more glorious than the stars in the sky, increasing His beauty. See how He prides Himself on having suffered for you, so that you may place your pride in suffering for Him; and see how the affronts and wounds suffered in this world for the glory of God and the good of souls, are converted in the next life into daisies and most precious stones of glory, honour, and beauty. O Lord! Those who would endure affronts, stripes, wounds, insults, and death for You, as You endured for me! Ask the Lord this grace and be encouraged with His example to suffer with joy anything that may befall you, for His love.

Fourth Point. Consider what the Evangelist Saint John says that He then breathed on them, and gave them the Holy Ghost so as to forgive sins; He was not content with just giving them such increased joy, making them participants in the glory of His Resurrection; but giving them at the same time the plenitude of the Holy Spirit so as to forgive sins. Especially for this Christ came into the world, and for this He sent His disciples, not to punish but to forgive sins; and for this did He communicate to them the Holy Ghost. Oh that He would come into our souls, and give us this gift of gifts of His Holy Spirit! Ask Him to come into your own soul, and grant you this mercy, forgiving your sins with the liberality with which He pardoned the Apostles, giving them the very breath of His mouth. O Lord, would You give me encouragement from Your breath, and the grace so as to remain in Your grace, and the forgiveness of my sins. This I ask and plead for; hold me in Your hand so that I do not offend You any more.


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Low Sunday - How Christ Appeared to the Apostles in the Cenacle
by Father Alonso de Andrade, 1878 - Daily Meditations on the Mysteries of Our Holy Faith, on the Life of Christ and of the Saints, Part Two
Based on the Gospel of Saint John 20

First Point. Consider how for Christ there is no closed door, and that where evil could not enter, good did enter. For the disciples being assembled in the Cenacle, with the doors very well closed for fear of the Jews, Christ entered, arisen and glorious, and placed Himself in their midst, like the Sun in the center of the sky, illuminating and gladdening their hearts with the light of His Resurrection and the sweetness of His words. Consider the benignity of the Saviour, and the love He has for His own, and the care He takes to console them in their sorrows, and how for this purpose He multiplies miracles, putting to good use the subtility of His glorious Body. Be blissful in having the Lord, and such a Teacher and Master, and gain great confidence in His love and providence; and ask Him to vivify you in your afflictions and works, and to console you, and to fortify you, like He did with His Apostles and Disciples.

Second Point. Ponder how in this visit Christ placed Himself in the middle of that Congregation, because He wanted to be in the middle of His own, and in the middle of your own self, taking seat and abode in your heart. Disoccupy it from all that is earthly, and offer it entirely so that He comes to you, and He visits you, and consoles you, and lives with you. Ponder the supreme bliss of that holy company, seeing the glory of its Master and Redeemer; how all would approach to adore, reverence, and serve Him; and the love and caresses with which He would receive them, reassuring them against the fear they were in of the Jews who persecuted them. Come also to adore and revere Him, and ask Him for His blessing, and share the bliss that His Glorious Resurrection imparts, and may it encourage and fortify you for His Holy Service.

Third Point. Consider how He showed them the Sacred Wounds of His Hands, Feet, and Side, which shone in His Body, more glorious than the stars in the sky, increasing His beauty. See how He prides Himself on having suffered for you, so that you may place your pride in suffering for Him; and see how the affronts and wounds suffered in this world for the glory of God and the good of souls, are converted in the next life into daisies and most precious stones of glory, honour, and beauty. O Lord! Those who would endure affronts, stripes, wounds, insults, and death for You, as You endured for me! Ask the Lord this grace and be encouraged with His example to suffer with joy anything that may befall you, for His love.

Fourth Point. Consider what the Evangelist Saint John says that He then breathed on them, and gave them the Holy Ghost so as to forgive sins; He was not content with just giving them such increased joy, making them participants in the glory of His Resurrection; but giving them at the same time the plenitude of the Holy Spirit so as to forgive sins. Especially for this Christ came into the world, and for this He sent His disciples, not to punish but to forgive sins; and for this did He communicate to them the Holy Ghost. Oh that He would come into our souls, and give us this gift of gifts of His Holy Spirit! Ask Him to come into your own soul, and grant you this mercy, forgiving your sins with the liberality with which He pardoned the Apostles, giving them the very breath of His mouth. O Lord, would You give me encouragement from Your breath, and the grace so as to remain in Your grace, and the forgiveness of my sins. This I ask and plead for; hold me in Your hand so that I do not offend You any more.


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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.