Easter Octave 2020

Easter Octave 2020

Will we ever forget this Easter? Aware that the country is facing three more weeks of lockdown, those of us who have embraced a cloistered life from choice hold in our prayer those of you who have it imposed from necessity, that you may be able to find gift as well as challenge in the situation. Some will find it stressful and worrying as the sombre statistics continue to unfold, but courage and hope are found in the knowledge that the Risen One has conquered death – all death and every death – extending his wounded hand, as in the ancient icons, with the summons, “Rise!”.