From the Vine – Holy Saturday


In times when we face our darkest hour, we can go to where we know the Lord to be. We can go to the Scripture, to prayer, to Adoration, to the Sacraments, to the Eucharist. We can go to where we know the Lord to be, and though at the time we may still feel empty and alone, we can take great comfort knowing He is there.

Scripture tells us that Mary Magdalene stood at the tomb weeping, but it also tells us her faith, love, courage and devotion to Jesus resulted in the greatest of rewards—she was the first (besides our Blessed Mother, as the Church Fathers teach) to see the Risen Lord! And get this, she got to be the one to proclaim it to the world. “I have seen the Risen Lord!”

On this Holy Saturday, or on any dark days you face in the future: Go To Where You Know Jesus To Be!

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Kelly Wahlquist is a Catholic speaker, author and evangelist. She is the founder of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization, a women’s ministry that invigorates Catholic parishes through inspiring, supporting, and nurturing women in the faith and by equipping and mobilizing women as intentional disciples of Christ. She is the Assistant Director for the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute in the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, and a contributing writer for and The Integrated Catholic Life—an eMagazine about integrating faith, family, and work. Kelly travels the country speaking to all on various topics that inspire us to live the New Evangelization, but has a special love for speaking at Catholic women’s conferences. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, Andy, and their three children, and is active in their parish, Holy Name of Jesus.

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