Easter Blessings from Maryknoll

As we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, I want to take a moment to thank you for your prayers and generous support for our mission work.

May the Resurrection of Christ give you hope and reassurance that God is with us through Jesus’ love.

Yours in Christ,

Father Ray Finch
Superior General – Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Tell Them

Breaking through the powers of darkness
bursting from the stifling tomb
he slipped into the graveyard garden
to smell the blossomed air.

Tell them, Mary, Jesus said,
that I have journeyed far
into the darkest deeps I’ve been
in nights without a star.

Tell them, Mary, Jesus said,
that fear will flee my light
that though the ground will tremble
and despair will stalk the earth
I hold them firmly by the hand
through terror to new birth.

Tell them, Mary, Jesus said,
the globe and all that’s made
is clasped to God’s great bosom
they must not be afraid
for though they fall and die, he said,
and the black earth wrap them tight
they will know the warmth
of God’s healing hands
in the early morning light.

Tell them, Mary, Jesus said,
smelling the blossomed air,
tell my people to rise with me
to heal the Earth’s despair.

~ Edwina Gateley
All Shall Be Well (Orbis Books 2015)