14 Sep 2015

14th September - Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today we honour the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Jesus’ triumph upon it. In today’s feast, we are reminded of God’s plan of Salvation and His work to raise up humankind through the saving power of Jesus Christ. In Christ on the Cross, sin is overcome and we are offered a new life, with Christ at the centre. According to a traditional account, the relics of the holy cross were discovered by St. Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, in 326 when she was on a pilgrimage in Jerusalem. The relics were captured by Persians but later returned in 628 and now reside at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  - from divineoffice.org

Thinking Faith - Fr Harry Elias SJ helps us to see the cross as holy and understand how Jesus was ‘exalted’ in the crucifixion.
iBenedictines reflections.

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