And when he had washed their feet, put on his garments and took his place again at the table, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me “Teacher” and “Lord” and you say it well because I am. So if I, the Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should also wash each other’s feet. For I have given you an example that you should do as I have done for you. ”


In the evening of Holy Thursday we begin the Easter Triduum, remembering the Last Supper of Jesus with the disciples in Jerusalem. He prays with them, breaks the bread and shares the chalice. With these gestures He anticipates the gift of Himself on the cross and illuminates its meaning. He then washes disciples’ feet so that they can understand the new way of life that He is giving them. Every time we take part in the Eucharist, we sit at table with Him, as at the Last Supper.


Lord Jesus,

at your Last Supper you give us the sacrament of your love.

We are called to your table you feed us with your Word,

and the gift of your body and blood.

Stay with us and invite us again to become your witnesses in the world

to wash the feet of the poor, the humble and the needy.

Let us imitate you every day, without sparing ourselves, and only out of love.

Florenzo Salvi

Giampietro Polini