The Sign of the Cross

Posted by Franciscan Media on Nov 14, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross as he visits a sculpture of Mary and the crucified Jesus before celebrating vespers with priests, men and women religious in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York Sept. 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)What a wonderful habit it is to make the Sign of the Cross, to bring Christ to our minds and to our hearts as we carry the crosses of life on our shoulders.

With this sign, we participate in the mystery of the Trinity and are reminded that from the Father came the Son, and from them, the Holy Spirit, who gives us the strength and the knowledge to bear witness to the truth.

—from the book Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals
by Julie Dortch Cragon


Categories: Prayer, Sign of the Cross