The Triumph of Love

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which we celebrate today, has its origins in an event that took place in the year 335. On 13 September of that year, after many years of construction, a large church in Jerusalem was solemnly consecrated. It is known as the “Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre” or “Church of the Resurrection”. It was Emperor Constantine who had it built, after his mother, St. Helena, had found the Cross of Christ on September 13, 320.

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446th Meditation

“Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise!” (Ps 83:5).

The Father rejoices over every prodigal son who, leaving behind sin and confusion, returns to Him. All heaven rejoices (cf. Lk 15:7)!

But what about those who have always remained in the “Father’s house”, faithful to Him? The Psalm calls them “blessed”. They have chosen the better part. Read More