Letter From the Director

DSC01795April 2018

Dear Mission Friend,

Because Easter Sunday falls on April 1 this year, the entire month of April is part of Easter season, also called Eastertide. During these 50 days until Pentecost Sunday (May 20), church altars will be decorated with white cloths and lilies, the paschal candle will glow and alleluias will be sung.

After the celebration of Easter Sunday, once the colored eggs are found and chocolate bunnies are eaten, Eastertide gives us the opportunity to reflect on the new life Christ has offered us through his Resurrection. It is a new life filled with hope. As Pope Benedict XVI said, “We celebrate [Easter] because now, thanks to the risen Lord, it is definitively established that reason is stronger than unreason, truth stronger than lies, love stronger than death.”

During this joyous season I hope you find the time in prayer to contemplate the meaning of the Resurrection. I ask that during your prayers, you remember our missionaries and those they serve. Rest assured that you will be remembered in the prayers of Divine Word Missionaries worldwide.

Yours in Christ’s name,


Bro. Daniel Holman SVD
Mission Center Director