Saturday, September 12, 2009

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Feast Day: September 14th

"Public veneration of the Holy Cross dates back to the fourth century. Today the Church commemorates the rescue of the true Cross of Christ by Emperor Heraclius in a victory over the Persians. Our Mother, the Church, sings of the triumph of the Holy Cross, the instrument of our salvation. In order to follow Christ, Christians must take up their own crosses in imitation of him who was obedient unto death. Thus emulating the Savior, we hope in some small way to share in the work of redemption."

Source: Roman Missal

"He who seeks not the Cross of Christ seeks not the glory of Christ."
(St. John of the Cross)

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