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March 31, 2015 - Chrism Mass - Cardinal's Homily and Photos

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CARDINAL ENCOURAGES 'HOSPITALITY OF THE GOSPEL' AT CHRISM MASS
By CARDINAL SEÁN P. O'MALLEY  
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
Welcome to our Chrism Mass where we all gather for the annual oil change and tune up.
 
St. Jerome used to call the Holy Land the fifth Gospel and I believe he is right. Visiting the various places mentioned in the Gospel makes it come alive. Even without visiting first-hand, the various places mentioned in the Gospel can take on special meaning. We have named the chapel at the pastoral center the Bethany Chapel because at Bethany, Jesus went to be at home with his dear friends Lazarus, Mary and Martha. Martha's words from St. John's Gospel grace the wall of the chapel in Braintree: Magister adest et vocat te - "The Master is here and is calling you."
 
 
 
There are some wonderful images from the Mass available.
 
Coverage from the Archdiocese:
 
Follow the Cardinal during Holy Week.  George Martell will be photoblogging throughout the week.  Please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic.
 
For complete coverage of Holy Week in the Archdiocese of Boston and from the Vatican please visit http://www.thebostonpilot.com/ and www.catholictv.com.