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Reconciling and Healing Wounds


The ministry of reconciliation is found within the paschal mystery, within the suffering and death of Jesus. A reflection for Good Friday.

As we walk through Holy Week, we offer you the thoughts of Fr. Dave Kelly, C.PP.S., who spoke on April 8 to members of our Missionary Hearts Mission and Ministry Society. His reflections 0n his life and ministry with the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation on Chicago’s South Side can inform how we experience this week with the suffering Christ, and with Christ’s suffering people.

Fr. Dave sees suffering and dying within his neighborhood and his ministry. How can that be transformed into hope and love? “With the spirituality of the Precious Blood, part of what we believe is that the ministry of reconciliation is found within the paschal mystery, within the suffering and death of Jesus. The wounds of Christ are reconciling and healing wounds. How do as Christians transform our own pain and grief? As people who see within the cross our redemption, how are we called to allow someone to lean on us? How are we in our woundedness becoming ministers of reconciliation?”



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