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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
June 24, 2019
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Easter

The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."

Saint of the Week

Fourth Sunday of Easter

St. Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop and Doctor

Anselm was born in Italy and acquired a love of learning from his mother. He knew at an early age that he wanted to become a monk, and did so in 1060. He preferred the contemplative life, but after serving fifteen years as Prior, Anselm was chosen as Abbot of Bec in 1078. He composed many theological and philosophical writings during this time. He gained a reputation as a holy and scholarly man. William the Conquerer, on his deathbed, sought consolation from Anselm. Anselm eventually served as Archbishop of Canterbury the last sixteen years of his life.