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Photo by my friend Don Elvir

Station Church: S. Croce in Gerusalemme

We hear in the Introit of today: Rejoice, Jerusalem!!

It is very poignant that on today the Church has the Church of the Holy Cross as its Station Church. Jerusalem, the Holy City, the Church, is told to rejoice! It is through the Cross, that this joy, this victory, has come, will come for us in our own lives!

Let us take the words of Saint Paul of the Cross today:

When you are alone in your room, take your crucifix, kiss its five wounds reverently, tell it to preach to you a little sermon, and then listen to the words of eternal life that it speaks to your heart; listen to the pleading of the thorns, the nails, the precious Blood. Oh, what an eloquent sermon!

A Crucifix of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, which he carried.

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