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By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture, Mar 25, 2021

Jennifer Gregory Miller is an experienced homemaker, mother, CGS catechist and authority on living the liturgical year. She is the primary developer of CatholicCulture.org’s liturgical year section. See full bio.


Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week for 2021. A year ago most of the world was in quarantine and lockdown. We celebrated our Holy Week and Easter in the confines of our home, attending the Holy Triduum virtually. This year we find ourselves able to worship in churches. We will be able to attend Mass in person. I realize that’s not a universal situation, and so I will keep praying that all our churches can reopen fully.

Last year was also a difficult time for my own family, as my youngest brother was suffering his last weeks from ALS and died on April 20. It is said that the first year is the hardest. We will definitely be walking with Christ on Calvary regarding this memory. …