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PITSOP: Paschal Pattern


Reflect on this thought offered by Fr. James Farfaglia on Catholic Online: “Why did Jesus rise with wounds? Perhaps we can better answer this question by turning to our own wounds. All of us are wounded. By retaining the wounds of his passion in His Resurrected Body, the glorified Jesus is showing us that we can find hope and strength by taking our wounds and uniting them to his wounds.”

Guide Questions:

1.) All of us are wounded. What spiritual, social, physical, emotional wounds cause you pain now? How do Jesus’ pain, death and resurrection give you strength amidst all these?

2.) What dying and rising have you experienced? Reflect on this in the light of Jesus’ Paschal Mystery.


Write a short letter to Jesus telling him of your reflections based on the Contemplate Points above.  Express gratitude for the salvation he gives and state a specific and concrete way of living this out every day.