Monday, April 28, 2014

A Thousand Words

         They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so if that is true, I have 14,000 words for you right now!  Here is a look at the Easter celebrations in Manguo, South Sudan.  It was a beautiful time to celebrate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus with the community and so many of my students.  Sometimes pictures tell a much better story than words, so enjoy a look into a South Sudanese Easter!

Before the Palm Sunday Procession began.  All the kids brought their own crosses to be blessed.

The blessing of the palms.  Then we all walked to the church for Mass. 

Holy Thursday washing of the feet.

After Mass we had Adoration.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross.  We walked for 5 hours on the main road, stopping at each station to pray. 

So many of our students came and carried their own cross along the way.

Lighting of the Easter Candle at the Easter Vigil Mass.

Each person brought their own candle to light during the Mass.

Hanging out with our friends after Easter Vigil. 
All ready for Easter Mass!

Easter Day--the Church was packed!

Baptisms on Easter.  They lined up and the Priest went down the line baptizing each baby.  It was the quickest I've ever seen 30 kids be baptized!

So many Easter blessings this year!

Enjoying the Easter celebrations with Ariel.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed the beautiful pictures and all the wonderful smiles :) The Easter commemoration in South Sudan certainly was a celebration!! May God continue to richly bless you, Ariel, and the wonderful community of Mardi.