+AMDG ac BVM+
My dear brothers and sisters,
We are now just about to enter the Spring/Easter term for most us. In fact, the liturgical seasons are changing as well as the Church transits from Lent into Passiontide into Easter. Easter is the time to celebrate the unthinkable, the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
We have spent the last 4 weeks preparing for this celebration by walking through the arid desert of penance, through our little conscious sacrifices, willing mortifications, and increased prayer. A ‘spring cleaning’ of the soul, wherein we throw out and detach ourselves from anything that is not of Our Lord, taking on what is of Him, so that we can become more like Him. Now, the goal is insight, and hopefully, we will be able to continue with some of these mortifications or prayer resolutions as part of daily lives. These will keep us ever more steady on the straight and narrow road to heaven.
Spring is a time of change, likewise, CSOC is undergoing an exciting change! We are launching a CSOC blog. Because the only time that we can meet up with all the our CSOC members is during Summer, and usually during our camp, we wanted a better way to reach out to you. These blogs will be about almost anything, from reflections, to essays, to events or silly happenings. Right now, we have contributors from the UK, US, Japan, and Ireland. As the next two weeks unfold, I hope you will get to meet them and enjoy their posts.
Through the blog, we hope to share our experiences as Catholics living overseas, and I hope you that you may laugh, be inspired, or learn about being Catholic in different countries. Most of all, that we all in solidarity in one Faith.
I wish you all a most prayerful Passiontide, and a Joyous Easter ahead.
In Corde Iesu,
President of CSOC
Passion Sunday 2015
PS: We’re still looking for one or two more contributors, so if you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The commitment is small, just two to three short posts a week. We hope to hear from you soon!