Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Thursday 14th September commemorates the finding of the True Cross by St Helena; and the dedication of churches built on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary.The cross was intended as an instrument of torture but the Holy Cross became an instrument of our salvation.

Let us look to the Cross frequently, and remember that when we make the Sign of the Cross we give ourselves entirely to God — mind, soul, heart, body, will, thoughts.