Images of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday 2017


Cavern of darkness, enlightened by the unfolding of resurrected Light

Risen Christ, bring light to our darkened world within and without.


Rolling stone, freed by the force of new life

Prince of Peace let us be moved to free our hearts, sore from the violence of our world.


Winding cloth, cherishing the bruised and broken body unto awakening

Advocate, teach us to softly tend the imperfections that rest upon and within us.


Garden of beauty, traversed by the wounded feet of the Risen Lord

Dayspring, amaze and delight us as we journey through this earth-time of Alleluia.


Angel of the Resurrection, spreading a buoyant message for seekers

Messenger of the Covenant, direct our minds and spirits as we seek you in one another and in your Word.


Mary, with soothing chrism for the broken body of your Love

Healer of our every ill, astonish us with the comforting, quieting balm of compassion and care.


Peter and John, sprinting to validate your hope in the promise made

Promise of the Eternal, let us daily run on the way of salvation to the pledge of eternal life


Astonished guards, running to scrutinize the impossible evidence of new life

True Light, astound us again and again to explore, to probe the mystery of new life

bourgeoning within us


Disciples, plodding from Jerusalem toward Emmaus

Bread of Life, bring us the faith to identify the Risen Christ in Word and Wheat and Community gathered.


Apostles huddled in the Upper Room, gathered to offer one another solace and compassion for the dashed hope in this interval between death and life

Sun of Righteousness, let us sing “All shall be well as bright morning comes at last.”



What images of the Resurrection story resonate for you?

How do you connect the wealth of the Resurrection with your living and being?

How do you sing the Alleluia song to others?


Patricia Anne Driscoll, OSB, St. Benedict Monastery, Bristow, VA

Author: 3osb

We are Sisters and Oblates of three Benedictine Monasteries who work together on communicating the Benedictine charism: Emmanuel Monastery, Lutherville, MD St. Gertrude Monastery, Ridgely, MD St. Benedict Monastery, Bristow, VA

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