The Wood Made Holy

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2023 It was through the tree that sin entered the world, and it is through the tree of the Cross that all things are purified.  The brazen serpent of Moses was a prefiguring of the Cross.  The sign of death becomes the sign of salvation.  We must learn our lessons…

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Peace Is Restored Through The Cross

The Exultation Of The Holy Cross 2022 We honor the Holy Cross with a spirit of joy in this liturgy.  It is important for us to know the history of this feast.  The first victory under the banner of the cross was that of Emperor Constantine, in which he conquered the powers of evil by…

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Carry The Cross Bravely

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2020 We rejoice to be able to honor this feast day with a High Mass.  The chant was full of enthusiasm and devotion which is reminder of St. Augustine’s adage that “he who sings prays twice”.  This is an ancient feast commemorating the dedication in Jerusalem of the basilica on…

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Draw Us To Yourself

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2018 The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is a renewal of Good Friday but with the emphasis on the glorifying of the instrument of our salvation. From His Holy Cross, He calls to us and draws us to Himself.  At this Mass we are meant to respond…

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The True Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2017 Relics of the true Cross are in our shrine and give us a link to the origins of this feast.  The Cross had its antecedents in the Old Testament but its exaltation began with Constantine’s victory under its banner.  His mother, St. Helen, discovered the true Cross and later…

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Our Immovable Cross

Sermon From The Feast Of The Holy Cross 2014 The object which was deigned from all eternity to be the instrument of our redemption, an instrument of torture and death, is the holy sign venerated today.  The Cross of Christ should stand immovable in our souls.  On this day we celebrate the victory of the…

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Our Humiliations

Sermon From 10th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 This week we have the feasts of St. Helen and St. Bernard who entered religious life with thirty relatives and friends who accompanied him.  This is the Sunday of Humility when we remember where we came from so we do not fall.  St. Paul reminds Corinthians of their…

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