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The Resurrected Christ Appears

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure online retreat

In the Gospels, we have various accounts of the risen Jesus appearing, to:

  • The women at the tomb: Matthew 28:1–8; Mark 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–12; John 20:1–13
  • The women: Matthew 28:9–10; Mark 16:9–11; Luke 24:10–11; John 20:14–18
  • The disciples on the road to Emmaus: Mark 16:12–13; Luke 24:13–35
  • The disciples, minus Thomas: Luke 24:36–43; John 20:19–23
  • The disciples, including Thomas: John 20:24–29
  • The eleven, while they sit at the table: Mark 16:14–18
  • The eleven on a mountain in Galilee: Matthew 28:16–20
  • The disciples by the Sea of Tiberias: John 21:1–14

I encourage you to visit at least a couple of these Gospel scenes this week in your prayer.

You might ask:

  • If I were a follower of Jesus, how would I feel after his crucifixion and death?
  • Where would my hope be, now that he’s gone?
  • What would it take for me to believe that he is risen?
  • Where would he most likely appear to me, and what would he say?

This post is a part of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, Week 8.

Vinita Hampton Wright
Vinita Hampton Wrighthttp://www.loyolapress.com/authors/vinita-hampton-wright
Vinita Hampton Wright edited books for 32 years, retiring in 2021. She has written various fiction and non-fiction books, including the novel Dwelling Places and spirituality books Days of Deepening Friendship, The Art of Spiritual Writing, Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, and, most recently, Set the World on Fire: A 4-Week Personal Retreat with the Female Doctors of the Church. Vinita is a spiritual director and continues to facilitate retreats and write fiction and nonfiction. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat in Springdale, Arkansas.


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