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The Seven Last Words - 5. 'I thirst'

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The Seven Last WordsFrom the Friday before Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday, the student brothers offer you a daily meditation on the Seven Last Words from the Cross, to accompany you and help you prepare for the mystery of Easter.

This Holy Week, the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars Oxford invite you to meditate on the Seven Last Words. In this ancient devotion, the Church ponders Jesus’ last words as he hung from the Cross, finding in them a great source of spiritual nourishment and consolation.

From the Friday before Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday, we will upload a daily podcast meditation, to accompany you and help you prepare for the mystery of Easter.

5. 'I thirst' (Jn 19:28), by Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.


Crucifixion, by Andrea Mantegna - Louvre from Predella San Zeno Altarpiece Verona.

The Woman of Samaria at the Well, by James Tissot

Br Albert Elias Robertson O.P.

Br Albert Elias was born in Surrey and went to university at the London School of Economics, where he read Social Anthropology before going to Oxford, where he read for an MPhil in Material Anthropology. After studies, he had a propaedeutic year in three Anglican parishes in north London. He became a Catholic in 2013 and worked for a short time in London living at St Patrick’s Soho before entering the noviciate in 2015. Br Albert helps to run the Thomistic Institute and so has an interest in promoting the theology of St Thomas as well as Patristics. In his spare time he likes to read novels [lots]. | albert.robertson@english.op.org


All the posts in the series:

  • 03.05.20 Friday of the 5th week of Lent - Introduction.
  • 04.05.20 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent - Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
  • 05.05.20 Palm Sunday - Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.
  • 06.05.20 Monday of Holy Week -  Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son." Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother".
  • 07.05.20 Tuesday of Holy Week - My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
  • 08.05.20 Wednesday of Holy Week - I thirst.
  • 09.05.20 Maundy Thursday - It is finished.
  • 10.05.20 Good Friday - Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
  • 11.05.20 Holy Saturday - With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.


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