Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter – Year B

Following a 10-day period of national mourning in South Africa after the death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Ricardo da Silva SJ reflects on the strength of memories.  Memories of a mourning nation as they remember the controversial life of “The Mother of the Nation”. The memories of St Peter as he preaches about repentance and salvation to the first Christian communities. The memories told by the disciples as they gather in the upper room to share their experiences of their friend Jesus. And, the memories that we hold of Jesus, today, as a people of the Resurrection.

Listen to this week’s reflection, now, to hear what Ricardo suggests we can learn from these memories after hearing the readings at our liturgies this Sunday.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Psalm 4;2, 4, 7-8, 9; 1 John 2:1-5A & Luke 24:35-48

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Rev. Ricardo da Silva SJ

Rev. Ricardo da Silva SJ (born in Coimbra, Portugal 1983; entered the Jesuits 2007; ordained deacon 2019) immigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa with his mother at the age of six. He had a career in marketing, communications and brand management before joining the Jesuits in 2007 and has studied communications (SA), philosophy (UK), theology (Brazil) and journalism (USA). He is passionate about liturgical music, communications, and ethics and takes delight in good company and food. He has ministered to a wide range of people in many different contexts, from the elderly to high school and university students, refugees, migrants and the homeless. He has just completed the foundational Master of Science degree at the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. @ricdssj
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