Posts Tagged ‘feet washing’

Pope washes feet of four women and eight men on Holy Thursday

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

During a Holy Thursday Mass at a rehabilitation centre, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men with disabilities. Ranging from 16 to 86 years of age, nine of the patients were Italian, one was a Muslim from Libya, one was a woman from Ethiopia and one young man was from Cape Read more

Local Mercy Sister proves to be right on, on foot washing rite

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

In a recently published book on the Eucharist a New Zealand Mercy sister, Dr Kathleen Rushton, has provided an historical context for Pope Francis’ gesture of including women among those whose feet he washed on Holy Thursday. In ¬†a chapter entitled¬†Rediscovering Forgotten Features: Scripture, Tradition and Whose Feet May Be Washed on Holy Thursday Night, Read more