Christ is risen. Happy Easter . While following Mass today on TV , Net or radio, have Holy water nearby. After the renewal of your baptismal promises bless yourself with the water and bless those around you.
Today we meditate on Christ in the tomb and his descent into hell. Through the death of Christ the gates of paradise are opened. All those who have died before his death, he descends to and releases them from their prison, starting as in this painting with Adam and Eve. Tonight in all the Catholic Churches and Anglican Churches in County Cork, their internal lights will be on, to remind us of the Easter light and as a symbol to those on the frontline that we are praying for them . We too can show our belief in there resurrection and our solidarity by lighting a candle and putting it in the window.