The Archdiocese of Boston is one of the few in the U.S. that continues to observe the Ascension on Thursday, forty days after the Resurrection, with Easter Sunday counting as day number one. Thus, the homily is up today. Will post the homily for the 7th Sunday of Easter on Sunday.
The photo below is from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I had been on retreat at St. Anselm's Benedictine Abbey in D.C. It is only a short walk from the Abbey to the Shrine I availed myself of the opportunity two or three times during the eight days. This was taken at the entrance to the adoration chapel. I think it speaks for itself.
+Fr. Jack SJ, MD