EARLY Sunday morning Jesus arose from the dead and passed out of the tomb; an angel rolled back the stone and revealed His resurrection to the world. That morning Jesus appeared to the Holy Women. Later, He appeared to Peter, and in the afternoon, on the road to Emmaus, a little town to the northwest of Jerusalem, He manifested Himself to two disciples, who hastened back with their news to the Cenacle. There Jesus appeared to the apostles and some other disciples. He again appeared to the apostles the following Sunday, convincing Thomas who had been absent the week before. When, following His instructions, the apostles had returned to Galilee, He appeared to seven of them one morning and breakfasted with them on the beach of Lake Galilee. On this occasion He conferred on Peter the prime authority in His Church which He had promised to him in Caesarea Philippi, a year before. He also met with the eleven apostles on a mountain in Galilee and commissioned them to preach the. Gospel throughout the world, baptizing all nations.
Forty days after His resurrection, He appeared to His disciples in Jerusalem. After instructing them that He would shortly send them the Holy Spirit, He led them out to Mount Olivet, where He ascended into the heavens and vanished. Enheartened by the appearance of two angels, who told them that Jesus would return as He had come, the disciples returned to the Cenacle and prayed steadfastly while they awaited the coming of the Spirit promised by their Master.
Information from The Life of Christ “Our Lord’s Life with Lesson in His Own Words for Our Life Today” The Catholic Press, Inc. 1959 © 1954 edited by Reverend John P. O’Connell, MASTD and Jex Martin, following mainly A Chronological Harmony of the Gospels by Stephen J Hartdegen OFM NIHIL OBSTAT John A McMahon; IMPRIMATUR Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago August 1, 1953. Black & White Drawings by Albert H Winkler.