The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

By Cindy Paslawski / September 14, 2018 /

When Jesus was removed from the cross on Calvary, we all know what happened to His Body. But what of the cross?  Likely it was tossed aside or perhaps buried or hidden to keep the Christians from having it. For almost 300 years the instrument of our salvation lay hidden in the vicinity of Jerusalem.…

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icon of St. Mary of Egypt. Above her is Our Lord in the heavens, but it appears that cabbages makes the clouds beneath Him. Scenes depict her life, including Zosimas's burial aided by the lion

Good Friday Audio: The Story of St. Mary of Egypt

By John B. Manos / April 14, 2017 /

If you are looking for something fruitful to consider on Good Friday today, in addition to the Stations of the Cross and the lent meditations we have, this little audio is a refreshing story of just what Christ purchased by suffering the Cross, the spitting, the insults, and death for us. In the prayers for…

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St. Teresa in Ecstasy

By Terri Aluise / October 15, 2015 /

As I have mentioned in these pages before, 2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. On the occasion of her feast day, I would like to focus on the image that most people associate her with, the great baroque statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Teresa in Ecstasy. The church that…

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A mystery for our readers: Do you know anything about this Cross?

By Cindy Paslawski / July 2, 2014 /

My aunt had her 90th birthday party and gave me some things. Among them, she gave me this cross. Anybody know what this is called and when these were made? We’ll give a hint:  this one carries an indulgence from a Pope Pius. Tell us in the comments what this is!

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The Controversial Sign of Redemption: the heart of our logo.

By John B. Manos / September 13, 2013 /

Saint Thomas Aquinas would complete all of his works while meditating upon a Crucifix. It is said that after he finished writing the words to the song, Pange Lingua, the Corpus on his cross came to life and said, “Well done, Thomas”. At the end of his life, while Saint Thomas was meditating again on…

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