It’s an image that is familiar to any Christian. It’s been the subject for myriad artists for centuries, from paint-by-number coloring books to DaVinci, Raphael, and the greats. The Upper Room is a source of great mystery while at the same time being the center of several of the most significant events of Revelation. It was there that Christ shared the Last Supper with His apostles, but it was also there that Christ appeared to the apostles after His resurrection to institute the sacrament of penance. And it was there that the Holy Spirit rushed upon the apostles to empower them and lead them to all truth as Christ had promised.
As baptized Catholics, we are all called to embrace Christ’s threefold mission as priest, prophet, and king. Part of that mission is to reach to the ends of the earth to evangelize the world and support the poor. And now, participating in that mission is easier than ever. The Missio app is something you can use from your own home without traveling far and wide to help support the overall mission of the Church:
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This has been out there a while now, but if you didn’t see Archbishop Chaput’s lecture, it is well worth watching. I am a big fan of Archbishop Chaput and his is a voice we need in today’s society. As we debate the need for religious freedom in the courts and in society at large, Archbishop Chaput outlines the battle lines and the principles that should guide us in thinking through our current situation in light of eternal truths.