Read about Fr. Julian Carron’s recent visit to New Zealand in the June edition of Traces magazine. The English version of this magazine will no longer be published in hard-copy, but will available free of charge online. You can read the June edition by tapping on this link or on the image below. When the webpage opens scroll down to the heading “The June issue of Traces” and click to open the PDF.
Most people think of the Ascension of Jesus as being a ‘departure’ moment. Jesus was here and now he is gone. We imagine Jesus going up into the clouds and the disciples waving farewell from below.
This is an unhelpful image.
It is essential that we understand what does happen and what does not happen in the Ascension event.
It would be easy to wrongly think that in his ministry showed us how to build the city of God on earth, and now he has gone and the mission is left to us.