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07.04.2020: Easter 2020

In the middle of the corona crisis, which has brought to a standstill most of public life and forces us to live with various limitations and restrictions, we are approaching Holy Week with the Sacred Triduum and Easter.


Dear friends in charge of our national associations,
dear Kolping sisters and Kolping brothers,

In the middle of the corona crisis, which has  brought to a standstill most of public life and forces us to live with various limitations and restrictions, we are approaching Holy Week with the Sacred Triduum and Easter.

In these days, let us connect and unite in prayer and in thought. To help you do that, we attach to these Easter greetings the prayer “We need you, o God”, which European Praeses Josef Holtkotte has composed.

The passion and the death of Christ on Good Friday, the quietness of Holy Saturday are followed by the joy of Easter, the joy about the resurrection, the joy about the light that Easter brings back. Christ has defeated death!

That is why Easter is so powerful! The Easter mes-sage is: Stand up, death has been defeated!

This is a demanding message. It gives us hope and courage. May the light of the Paschal candle remind each of you that after times of trouble good times are sure to follow. The power of our faith be with you in this coming fes-tive season and provide you endow you with hope and confidence!

We wish you Blessed and Joyful Easter days and greet you from all our hearts with a happy

“Treu Kolping!”
 
Margrit Unternährer, chairwoman
Josef Holtkotte, praeses