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Eastertide ("Easter time"), also referred to as the Easter Season and Paschal Time, is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.
The Paschal Mystery – Jesus' Life, Death and Resurrection of Christ
The Paschal candle represents Christ, the Light of the World.
The pure beeswax of which the candle is made represents the sinless Christ who was formed in the womb of His Mother. The wick signifies His humanity, the flame, His Divine Nature, both soul and body.
Five grains of incense inserted into the candle in the form of a cross recall the aromatic spices with which His Sacred Body was prepared for the tomb, and of the five wounds in His hands, feet, and side.
During the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.
Monday 9th is the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. It is also the day of Prayers for Family Life. When speaking to families Pope Francis said that families should root their relationships in the love of God, which then propels them to joyfully share it with others.“I wish to underline how important it is for families to ask themselves often if they live based on love, for love and in love,” said Pope Francis. In practice, “this means giving oneself, forgiving, not losing patience, anticipating the other, respecting,” as well as living and repeating daily the phrases “please,” “thank you” and “I’m sorry.”
Nicola Winders co-DRS