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Photo Slideshows: <br>The 2019 Paschal Triduum

Photo Slideshows:
The 2019 Paschal Triduum

Posted: April 24, 2019

With nearly half of the student body traveling during Easter Recess, the campus of Thomas Aquinas College grows quiet over Holy Week. After the final classes on Wednesday afternoon, the classrooms go dark. For a brief time, the work, the studies, the myriad activities that dominate campus life cease. Thoughts and hearts turn to Our Lord, His sacrifice, and His ultimate triumph. The Paschal Triduum — from the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper to Saturday’s Easter Vigil — is a solemn time of prayer on campus.

This year Rev. Martin Latiff, M.C, chaplain at the University of San Diego, led the annual Triduum retreat. The retreat consisted of five conferences as well as the liturgies and rites of the Holy Triduum — the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Tenebrae on Holy Thursday:

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… the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Stations of the Cross, and Tenebrae on Good Friday:

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… and the Easter Vigil late Saturday night in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel:

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At this year’s vigil the College welcomed to the Church a new member, freshman Elijah Perrine (’22). Head Chaplain Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., conferred upon Mr. Perrine the three Sacraments of Initiation — Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion — and Dr. John Nieto, a member of the College’s teaching faculty, served as his sponsor. Immediately after the vigil students held their annual Easter Party in St. Joseph Commons, dancing until daylight.

Alleluia, alleluia, He is risen!

Dr. Jean Rioux

“If you come to the College with any spark of faith at all, it’s fanned into flames. That’s certainly what happened to me.”

– Dr. Jean Rioux (’82)

Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Benedictine College

“This is truly a Catholic center of learning because it reverberates with the ecclesial life of faith, a faith which unfolds the richness of reason and is given fervent expression liturgically, sacramentally, and through prayer, acts of charity, and a passion for justice.”

– The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller

Archbishop of Vancouver

Former Secretary, Congregation for Catholic Education

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