‘Ave, Crux, spes unica!’ ... Hail, O Cross, our only hope!
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to Myself.” Jesus Christ (Jn 12:31)
“But far be it from me to glory except in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” ~ St. Paul the Apostle, Galatians 6:14
“The cross is the school of love.” ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe
“As they were looking on, so we too gaze on his wounds as he hangs. We see his blood as he dies. We see the price offered by the redeemer, touch the scars of his resurrection. He bows his head, as if to kiss you. His heart is made bare open, as it were, in love to you. His arms are extended that he may embrace you. His whole body is displayed for your redemption. Ponder how great these things are. Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind: as he was once fixed to the cross in every part of his body for you, so he may now be fixed in every part of your soul.” ~ St. Augustine
“When you are alone in your room, take your crucifix, kiss its five wounds reverently, tell it to preach to you a little sermon, and then listen to the words of eternal life that it speaks to your heart; listen to the pleading of the thorns, the nails, the precious Blood. Oh, what an eloquent sermon!” ~ St. Paul of the Cross
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