Sunday, September 14, 2014

Recognize... and Receive

 Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim,
Till all the world adore His sacred Name.

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Sebastiano Ricci

“The event of the Cross and Resurrection
abides and draws everything toward life.” (CCC 1085)

FEAST of the
September 14
"How splendid the cross of Christ! It brings life, not death; light, not darkness; Paradise, not its loss. It is the wood on which the Lord, like a great warrior, was wounded in hands and feet and side, but healed thereby our wounds. A tree has destroyed us, a tree now brought us life. ... With the cross we are freed from the restraint of the enemy and we clutch on to the strength of slavation." ~ St Theodorus the Estudite
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"Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side... whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.

Receive in this bread that which was hanged on the cross; receive in this cup that which was poured from Christ's side. For he will gain death, not life, who thinks Christ is a liar." - St Augustine

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O Jesus, Jesus, I no longer feel my cross
when I think of yours!"

St. Bernadette Soubirous

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 "On the Cross human misery and divine mercy meet. ...The Cross is planted in the earth and would seem to extend its roots in human malice, but it reaches up, pointing as it were to the heavens, pointing to the goodness of God.

By means of the Cross of Christ, the Evil One has been defeated, death is overcome, life is given to us, hope is restored, light is imparted. O Crux, ave spes unica!…" ~ St John Paul II - From homily 09/14/03

Crucifixes in your home serve as powerful reminders of the immensity
of Christ's love and serve as focal points for private prayer.
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 Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim,
Till all the world adore His sacred Name.

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