Wednesday, March 28, 2007
A Canadian Easter Tradition
Last year, right around now, parishioners at St. Simon and St. Jude Church in Tignish, Prince Edward Sound, Canada, saw the Sacred Heart of Jesus in this purple fabric, which used to cover the tabernacle. After the initial discovery by Angela Callaghan, weekly attendance at the church increased by 400 people!
This new face of Jesus, reported today by both The Guardian and CBC resides in the grain of a plank of pine, which makes up part of a cross. Amazingly, Callaghan had actually helped with the building and staining of the cross. Marjorie Jeffery, the woman who first spotted this face, finds the visitation reassuring, as do others who also see it.
Seems appropriate that Lent delivered Jesus's face on a sheet tray, and now with the approach of Easter, His form returns, not to a school cafeteria, but a church.
I'm off to Nashville today to hang with the good people at Bongo Java, former home of the Nun Bun. Want to know more? Scroll down, or check in this weekend. Hopefully I'll have a story or two . . .