Posts Tagged ‘Cross’

“Because by Your Holy Cross, You have Redeemed the World”

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Today in neighborhoods across the Archdiocese of Washington, as in many places around the globe, people are walking in solemn procession behind large wooden crosses commemorating the crucifixion and death of our Lord. Some of the processions will takes place in the context of the Stations of the Cross, stopping at various churches or at […] [Read more]

Reflections on the Cross on Good Friday

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Today, we – the Church Universal and the whole of humanity – come to the crossroads of history. We come to the Cross on which our Savior gave up his life as a ransom for ours so that we might have life eternal. On Good Friday, the Cross stands at the center of our thoughts […] [Read more]

Helping to Carry the Cross

Friday, March 25th, 2016

On this day when we recall the Passion of our Lord, our thoughts turn also to our sisters and brothers in the birthplace of Christianity who continue to suffer the trials of violent persecution, social instability and economic hardship. To learn about how you can offer your assistance to them, please watch and share with […] [Read more]

At the Foot of the Cross

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last. Through her heart, His sorrow sharing, All His bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword has passed. O, how sad and sore distressed Was that Mother highly blest Of the sole-begotten One! Christ above in torment hangs; […] [Read more]

The Shining Light of Saint Edith Stein

Friday, August 9th, 2013

  The light of faith is capable of illuminating our entire journey, directing us in all that we do in our daily activity.  In this way, the light shines from within us to be seen by others (Lumen Fidei, 1, 33). One person who saw that light in others and became a great light herself […] [Read more]

The Grace and Courage to Lay Down One’s Life for Christ

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Jesus said at the Last Supper, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later.”  The ever bold Peter responded, “Master, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you” (Jn 13:36-37). Of course, we know that Peter spoke too soon.  He would indeed follow […] [Read more]