The Ascension of the Lord

Intention: For all Lasallian members of the Class of 2020, that they may be blessed with fulfilling and generous futures, living their lives as instruments of God’s loving and saving presence.

Today’s Gospel | Matthew 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.  When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.  Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

From the Meditation on the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ | Saint John Baptist de La Salle

On this day Jesus Christ left the earth and ascended into heaven, where he has fixed his dwelling forever. On this day his sacred humanity received the adoration of all the angels and all the just who entered heaven with him to take possession of their eternal happiness.

With all the saints, adore this sacred humanity, to whom all power has been given in heaven and on earth.  Unite with all the saints to acknowledge and to honor this humanity as it deserves.

Look upon the humanity of Jesus as being the One in whom, as Saint Paul says, are all the treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.  From his humanity our Savior draws, as from their source, all the graces that he pours out on those who by their good works and by their prayers make themselves worthy to share in them.


Eternal Father, your Son’s commission to his disciples was to proclaim his good news, so that that all people might come to know you and believe.  We pray that we might help to move our world closer to you.  Teach us to see and love each other better, to wash away selfishness and sorrow from our lives.  May we walk with one another into the light of your healing and goodness.  We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.