palmesThe Word of God :

"And many people spread their cloaks on the road, others cut green branches from the fields and those who went before and those who followed were shouting:

"Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our Father David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven! "Mk 11: 8-10

RameauxTexts of Cardinal Lavigerie and Mother Marie Salome:

"Jesus is faith, charity, freedom, light--all these good things that men seek so ardently but do not find because they seek them outside of Him." Cardinal Charles Lavigerie

"I must remember that the Church sings: The cross is our only hope and there is no hope outside of this route." Mother Marie Salomé

 Personal prayer:

I prepare to pray with the text read at the beginning of Palm Sunday Mass.
I imagine Jesus riding a donkey.
Cloaks are spread on the ground and branches are waved to show him respect.

In my culture, by what action do we honor an important person?

I listen to the crowd singing:
"Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our Father David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven! "

At every Eucharist we repeat these words in the Sanctus.
I ask the Lord for the grace
to renew my way of understanding and singing this hymn
during Holy Week.

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