The Diocese of Arlington Blog, “Encourage and Teach” --
Encouraging and Teaching in the Digital Sphere
March 30, 2010 by encourageandteach
By Bishop Paul S. Loverde
During Holy Week, our thoughts naturally turn towards the Paschal Mystery, that is, the Mystery of Christ’s Death and Resurrection whereby He redeemed us. This Paschal Mystery is the heart of our faith, a truth to which we witness with our words and with our lives. As you may have noticed, the name of the blog is “Encourage and Teach,” which is taken from a quotation from Saint Paul that inspired my Episcopal Motto. As Bishop and priest, I hope to encourage and teach patiently the truths of the faith to the people of Northern Virginia. In an online format, this blog helps to achieve that goal. . . .
In my Easter letter, I focus on the “good news” of the Resurrection at Easter, which brings us profound hope amidst the trials and challenges of our lives. Each day, we must strive to live this good news. As Saint Augustine tells us, “We are Easter people and alleluia is our song!” It is my hope that this blog serves as a source of catechesis and of spiritual renewal to you as you pursue a life of holiness.
I encourage you to check back often and to become a part of this online dimension of our faith community!
Be sure to go see the new baby and shower it with comments!