Holy Saturday
Malvern Minute


Holy Saturday

April 11, 2020

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Assistant Director for Retreat Ministry


A Holy Saturday Reflection

My Lord and Savior, today all is silent and still.  You have given Your precious life for the salvation of the entire world.  You died a most horrible death, and poured out all Mercy and Forgiveness from Your wounded Heart.  Now You rest in peace in the tomb as the soldiers keep vigil.

Dear Lord, may we also keep Vigil with You as You sleep.  I know that this day ends with Your glorious triumph, that is, Your complete victory over sin and death.  But for now we sit in tearful quiet, mourning Your death.

Help us Dear Lord to enter into the sorrow and the silence of this Holy Saturday.  Today, in Your Church, no Sacraments are celebrated.   Today the entire world waits in mourning in anticipation of the glory of new life.

As we keep vigil, awaiting the celebration of Your Resurrection from the dead, fill us with hope.  Help us to look forward to the celebration of Your Resurrection, but also to look forward to the hope of our own share in the new life You won for the world. 

We entrust our lives to You, Dear Lord, as You lay lifeless and still.  May Your rest transform the brokenness of our own soul, our weaknesses, our sinfulness and our frailty.  You are truly Glorious and You bring the greatest good out of Your apparent defeat.  We trust in Your powerful Word to do all things and we entrust our very lives to you.   

Prayer:  “Jesus, I trust in You!” 

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