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He Ascended to Take Us With Him

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After forty days of walking the earth in His slain and risen, glorified body, Jesus ascended into heaven. It was a miracle, and it was an event with infinite meaning, as He Himself said:

But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you — (Jn 16:7).

Because Jesus ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost and the Church was born. Why?

The Ascension had a lot more meaning than just Jesus getting to go home when His work on earth was done. No — Jesus has an abiding and important role to serve in heaven in order for us to be able to join Him there.

Jesus ascended into heaven, divinity raising up humanity into an eternal relationship with God. Through Him, we may all become sons and daughters of God, something that Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, explains in The 'One Thing' is Three.

Jesus ascended into heaven, returning to the right hand of God the Father almighty, to stand before Him as the Lamb who was slain (see Rev 5), serving as our eternal High Priest in the innermost Holy of Holies in heaven, mediating between us and God (see Heb 6:19-20; 7:15-17, 21-28; 8:1-6). Priest and Victim, He opens the door to heaven for us all by His self-offering, in which we share through the liturgy.

On May 14, the Church marks the Ascension of the Lord (celebrated in many dioceses on May 17, which is also World Communications Day). Let us pray to the Father through the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit for the conversion of ourselves and the whole world to the fullness of faith, hope, and charity. Let us ask Our Lady's intercession, that her Son who loves her so may turn His face of mercy to us all and heal the wounds of our world, drawing us all into communion with the Trinity unto life and love eternal.

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Emz - May 15, 2015

I thank you God for everything. All the glory of His name. I love you God .

belen - May 15, 2015


ruth- May 14 - May 15, 2015

Thank You Lord Jesus, Mama Mary.. this day is also the 40th day after the death of my 14 year old daughter last april 5, easter sunday, resurrection. I know she is now with Jesus. Goodbye my baby ryean...

elvie - May 15, 2015

thank you my Lord I Trust in You always now and forever..salamat sa walang hanggang pag ibig mo.amen..

Natural102 - May 14, 2015

Although my situation may be dark....Help me believe in you and look to the Lilies and Believe in your Pure Light..For This I pray.....Amen

Margot Cormier - May 14, 2015

I praise and worship you my Divine Savior for dying on the cross to save the flock that your Abba had given you. Now that you are seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty, please ask him to protect Pope Francis from the attacks of the prince of darkness. Amen.

ugochukwu Nnamonu - May 14, 2015


Natalie - May 14, 2015

I thank you oh Lord Jesus for all you have done on your own will i love you so for all you have done and to our blessed virgin mary holy mothers of mothers thank you so much for enduring all for us I love you dear and always will....❤

Mimi - May 14, 2015

WOW! Jesus You did It all for us. Thank You and Thank you to Our Blessed Mother .