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Jesus said, 13 "The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14 But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, 15 and you killed the Author of Life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses."

In this original book illustration, by Jason Koltuniak from Counting on Faith, Jesus reveals his five crucifixion wounds to Saint Thomas the Apostle.When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them:

A triumphant Jesus rises from the dead and emerges from an empty tomb to prove that He is God.After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

The triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem is foretold in the Old Testament in the Book of Zechariah 9:9.1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it. If any one says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 

In his dreams, Saint Joseph was informed by an Angel of God on how to protect the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary.16 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary -- of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are 14 generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, 14 generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, 14 generations. 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way...

This illustration of the Risen Christ by Jason Koltuniak is in the scriptural counting book for children, Counting on Faith, available from Divine Providence Press.14 "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 17 Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."

This illustration is from the scriptural counting book for children by Maurice Prater and available from Divine Providence Press.1 And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me...

J. Ponce painted this spectacular rendition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.“Shortly after my ordination in 1965, I was assigned to our missions in Mexico. I received a call one day from a woman who lived in one of the local red light districts. One of the prostitutes with whom she worked was dying. The lady who called told me that she would be standing outside in front of the building where the dying person was staying. 

The heat was overwhelming. It was 112 degrees! I drove to the location dressed in a white cassock. I went into the building and was led to a woman who was in great anguish.

This illustration of Noah and his Ark of animals is by artist Jason Koltuniak and included in the scriptural counting book for children, Counting on Faith, available from Divine Providence Press.God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. 11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are three forms of penance explained by Jesus in chapter 6 of the Gospel of Matthew.Concerning Almsgiving: 1 "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.