Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Glory of the Cross

"We adore You O Christ and we bless You, for by your holy cross You have redeemed the world."

"Anyone who wishes to follow Me must deny self, take up the cross, and follow Me." 
(Mt. 16:24)

"May I never boast of anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ!"
~St. Paul

"Jesus said to me; 'How many times would you have abandoned Me, my Son, if I had not crucified you. Beneath the cross, one learns love, and I do not give this to everyone, but only to those souls who are dearest to Me."
~St. Padre Pio

"One cannot desire freedom from the Cross when one is especially chosen for the Cross."
~St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

"The cross is honorable because it is both the sign of God's suffering and the trophy of His victory."
~St. Andrew of Crete

"We are co-redeemers of the world. And souls are not redeemed without the Cross."
~St. Teresa of the Andes

‎"Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven."
~ Saint Rose of Lima

"Yes, I love the cross, the cross alone. I love it because I always see it behind Jesus' shoulders."
~St. Padre Pio

Related Posts: On Suffering, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2009, More on the Cross

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