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    Triumph of the Holy Cross
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    Triumph of the Holy Cross
    Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania
    The Message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
    but to us who are being saved, it is the Power of God.

    1 Corinthians 1:18
    This is the “folly” of the cross:
    a folly capable of changing our sufferings into a declaration of love for God and mercy for our neighbor.

    Pope Benedict XVI

    May I never boast,
    except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    through which the world has been crucified to me,
    and I to the world.

    Galatians 6:14
    Whoever wishes to come after Me
    must deny himself,
    take up his cross,
    and follow Me.

    Mark 8:34

    The Eucharist is the supreme proof of the love of Jesus.
    After this, there is nothing more but Heaven itself.

    St. Peter Julian Eymard

    For you placed the salvation of the human race on the wood of the Cross,
    so that, where death arose, life might again spring forth
    and the evil one, who conquered on a tree, might likewise on a tree be conquered,
    through Christ our Lord.

    Preface for the
    Feast of the
    Triumph of the Holy Cross
    Liturgy of the Roman Rite

    It is not the finest wood that feeds the fire of Divine Love,
    but the wood of the Cross.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola
    In the Cross is salvation. In the Cross is life.
    In the Cross is strength of mind. In the Cross is joy of spirit.
    In the Cross is excellence of virtue. In the Cross is perfection of holiness.
    There is no salvation of soul, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross.

    From The Imitation of Christ
    by Thomas à Kempis

    The Cross does not speak to us about defeat and failure.
    Paradoxically, it speaks to us about a death which is life.

    Pope Francis
    The Eucharist is the secret of my day.
    It gives strength and meaning to all my activities of service
    to the Church and to the whole world.

    St. Pope John Paul II

    Christ our God,
    Who were willingly raised up on the Cross,
    grant Your mercies to the people who bear Your name.
    By Your power grant joy to the Church.
    Give her victory over evil with Your invincible trophy,
    the weapon of peace, as an ally.

    Kontakion of the Cross
    Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
    Liturgy of the Byzantine Rite

    It is with the Eucharist as with the sun –
    we gaze at it, and it dazzles us,
    but when we go away from it, we are still lighted by it.

    St. Francis of Assisi

    We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    in Whom is our Salvation, Life, and Resurrection,
    and through Whom we are Saved and Delivered.

    Entrance Antiphon for the
    Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
    Liturgy of the Roman Rite