- Our Lord to St. Rose of Lima.
The cross could have become a symbol of shame for Christians: it brought about the death of Jesus Christ. However, faith in the resurrection made the cross a symbol of pride. The worst weapon of Jesus' enemies could not overpower him. Through the cross, Jesus triumphs over death... Paul TurnerSt. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) on the Cross.
According to the method of St. Alphonsus De Liguori.
Also called Stations of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa). These names are used to signify either a series of pictures or tableaux representing certain scenes in the Passion of Christ, each corresponding to a particular incident, or the special form of devotion connected with such...Corpus/Crucifix V.S. Cross/Risen Christ
How does one answer the question of why Catholics focus so much on the Corpus hanging over our altars as opposed to the Risen Christ Cross? I try to focus my answer on the supreme sacrifice Jesus made for our salvation. Without the Crucifixion there would be no Resurrection....Altar Crucifix.
The crucifix is the principal ornament of the altar. It is placed on the altar to recall to the mind of the celebrant, and the people, that the Victim offered on the altar is the same as was offered on the Cross. For this reason the crucifix must be placed on the altar as often as Mass is celebrated...
The Triumph of the Cross in Catholic Education.
...the primary goal of Catholic education is the exultation of Jesus Christ. Catholic schools and catechesis are meant to glorify the benevolent Savior Who willingly poured out His Precious Blood on Jerusalem's soil... He is to be raised up in every classroom dedicated to proclaiming the Catholic Faith...
Apologetics:- Bible Study: Triumph of the Cross.
A page of Bible Study under the Faith and Apologetics Section of the great website of the Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Picayune, Mississippi.
The Triumph of the Cross by Rev. Nicholas Cirillo.
The Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross commemorates the victory that Our
Lord accomplished through his death and resurrection. The cross is a mark of
great suffering and humiliation, but it is a horrific symbol which we adore
because through it we have come to know the great love that Jesus has for us,
and through the wounds that it inflicted, we have been healed.
Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which
we may get to heaven.
Christians must lean on the Cross of Christ
just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey.
They must have the Passion of Christ
deeply imbedded in their minds and hearts,
because only from it can they derive peace, grace, and truth.
The way of the cross is the one leading to God.
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