Symbol of Victory

Posted by Franciscan Media on Jun 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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Lord Jesus Christ, who for the redemption of the world gave your life completely even unto death on a cross, we lift up your glorious cross as our sign of salvation. Through your infinite love, you transformed the hated cross, an instrument of humiliation and suffering, into the holy cross, a symbol of victory over the powers of sin and death. For this reason, we wear the holy cross around our necks, hang the cross in our homes, and now sign ourselves with that cross, + in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

–from the book Saint Junipero Serra’s Camino: A Pilgrimage Guide to the California Missions

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