On September 14, the church celebrates the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The feast entered the western liturgical calendar in the year 627 AD after Emperor Heraclius recovered the sacred relic of the cross of Christ from the Persians in the year 614. The cross is the universal image of Christian belief. We do the sign of the cross every morning at Holy Spirit before we begin our day with prayer and scripture. The cross is both the instrument of salvation and the cornerstone to our belief in Christ at our school, church, and homes. We venerate the cross at the Good Friday liturgy reminding the world of our identity as followers of Christ. On this special day, may the blessings of the cross of Christ be with all of us to help us walk a closer path with our Lord.
“We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
– St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta