Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the Eucharist prior to his arrest and crucifixion. Jesus celebrated the Last Supper as a Passover feast. Jesus would fulfill His role as the Christian victim of the Passover for all to be saved by His final sacrifice. The Last Supper was the final meal Jesus shared with his Disciples in Jerusalem. During the meal, Jesus predicts his betrayal. As Jesus washed the feet of His disciples we too are called to serve one another in the same way. The Ursuline motto of Serviam -- I will serve -- is lived out in this reality -- that we are always willing to serve. Let us always follow Jesus’ model of love and service for all as we celebrate the great Thanksgiving -- the Eucharist.
Pat Schifini, OSU