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And They’ll Cling to the Old Rugged Cross

© Chris Geatch

Carly Andrews - published on 04/18/14

It's Life. It's Triumph. The Youth tell their story...

Today is Holy Friday. It is the crucifixion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

His Cross stands on high as the symbol of Ultimate Sacrifice, Ultimate Love.

During this Easter Triduum retreat, youth from around the world have gathered together at the Vatican’s international youth centre, Centro San Lorenzo to live this paschal mystery together.

English Deacon Marc Homsey says that for him, the Cross "is a triumph which represents the person who was willing to die for us to remove all of our sins." He also stresses that "the story doesn’t end with the Cross" but it "leads to the Resurrection of Christ."

"And when I see the Cross" he says "it reminds me of His great triumph over evil."

In this video below, hear youth from around the world speak about their experience of the Cross in their lives; a truly inspiring testimony of Christ’s mercy which is present to all.


The Power of the Cross from Aleteia Italia SRL on Vimeo.

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