The Holy Cross.


Grace comes after tribulation.
Without the cross,
man can find no road to climb to heaven.

- Our Lord to St. Rose of Limaupdated.gif.

redchip.gif Feastday of the Triumph of the Cross: 14 September.

rd_ball.gifTriumph of the Cross.

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 Turner

rd_ball.gifSt. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) on the Cross.

rd_ball.gifThe Way of the Cross

According to the method of St. Alphonsus De Liguori.

rd_ball.gifWay of the Cross.

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...

rd_ball.gifCorpus/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....

rd_ball.gifAltar 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. smlogo.jpg

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.

St. Rose of Lima

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.

- St. Anthony of Padua.


4th Anniversary.

Today, 14 September 2000, Feastday of the Triumph of the Cross,
is the fourth anniversary of the launching of the David Spiritual Links website.

By the grace of God, this site was launched, then, as a two-paged website and up till today has grown to 117 pages.
The original site occupied less than 45 kb of webspace. Today that has grown to 2,978 kb.

Unfortunately a copy of the original pages launched on the 14 September 1996 could not be traced. However the amended Mainpage updated and uploaded 12 days later, i.e. 26 September 1996 (then apparently with two supplementary pages) may be
seen as a page containing ca. 40 links.
The current site contains more than 292 links and still growing.

The simple objective of the website stays basically the same:

" to provide links to (other) websites regarding spirituality, particularly Catholic Christian spirituality,"

and all for the greater glory of God from whom all good things come. AMDG


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