What Does the Octave Mean, Anyway?

Father Chris Alar, MIC, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, explains the significance of the octave of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday.

Why eight?

And where does this eight-day journey of Easter really end?

Check out his homily from Eden Hill on April 8, 2015:


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