The next time you go to church, bring a compass with you. Chances are you will find that the church is built facing the east. This is no coincidence. Though it has not been possible on every occasion, many Catholic churches have been built to face the east.
On Tuesday, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, a faithful Spanish priest who founded Opus Dei in 1928.
We know from the Bible that there is a temporal connection between Passover and Easter—Jesus’ Passion takes place right after he eats the Passover meal with his disciples. But this timing is more than just a coincidence. Jesus’ Passion, death, and resurrection is actually the fulfillment of the Passover.