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The Meaning of Holy Week


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Rev. James G. Sabak, O.F.M., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of theology at Providence College. 

Catholic News Agency - Pope Francis on Palm Sunday said imitating the humility of Jesus is what makes Holy Week “holy,” and encouraged Mass attendees to mimic his attitude of humiliation as the week unfolds. As the Church sets out on the path of Holy Week that leads us to Easter, “we will take this path of Jesus’ own humiliation. Only in this way will this week be holy for us too!” Francis said.

Rev. James G. Sabak, O.F.M., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of theology at Providence College and can offer a perspective on the meaning of Holy Week. He is available for comment.

To speak with him directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401) 340-5710, or   

Meet Our Expert:

Rev. James G. Sabak, O.F.M., Ph.D.,

assistant professor of theology;

Teaching at PC since 2012
  • Liturgy
  • Christian ritual
  • Sacraments
  • Sacramental Theology
  • Early Church History, Ritual, and Culture
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Foundations of Theology
  • Growth in Christian Life
  • Sacraments
  • Prayer and Liturgical Life   

Steve Maurano
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations​
(401) 865-2413​

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413




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