Rita Ferrone is an award-winning writer and frequent speaker on issues of liturgy and church renewal in the Roman Catholic tradition. She is currently a contributing writer and columnist for Commonweal magazine and an independent scholar. She is the former editor of The Yale ISM Review, an ecumenical journal of worship and the arts for the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.  

Celebrating Ascension

What is Ascension good for? What does it mean? Why is it important? Is it important to you personally, to your family, to your parish, and if so, why? I suspect that you could ask the faithful these questions about other feasts of the mystery of Christ — such as Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost — and the answers would come easily. Ascension? Not so much.

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