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The Seven Last Words - 6. 'It is accomplished'

Thursday, April 09, 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.

6. 'It is accomplished' (Jn 19:30), by Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P.


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

Photo from the Rosary Shrine, London by Lawrence Lew OP (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/)

Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands O.P.

Born in Berkshire, Br Daniel was raised in the Faith in a Benedictine parish. Before entering the novitiate in 2018, he read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge where he remained to complete a doctorate in Theoretical Physics. His years of study confirmed a love for the contemplative life, but also theological debate with those of different world views. C. S. Lewis, St Augustine, and Pope Benedict XVI were formative influences as an undergraduate, whilst more recently he has enjoyed exploring Dante, the twelfth-century Cistercians, and Eastern spiritual theology. | daniel.rowlands@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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