Devotion to the Holy Cross of Jerusalem
Devotion to the Holy Cross of Jerusalem
Allegory of the Holy Cross depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ surrounded by the Holy Prophets, Apostles, Doctors of the Church and Saints by Taddeo Gaddi; (1290-1366); 1330s; Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; https://www.wga
O Holy Cross of Jerusalem!
Beautiful wood on which my Lord died, to give me eternal light and free me from the contrary one, before You I humble myself and reverently implore my Lord Jesus Christ, for the sufferings that over you He received in His Most Holy Passion, that you grant me the spiritual and corporal goods that may profit my soul.
Elevated before the world you are a luminous lantern that gathers around you the Christian faithful to intone songs of glory to Christ the King, the God-Man who, being the owner of all that was created, allowed Himself to be crucified on you for the redemption of the human race.
Over you an astounding mystery for the redemption of the entire World was performed which, since then, frees the Christian from original guilt and allows him to be called son of the Eternal God and aspire for Celestial Glory.
Blessed you be!
For centuries, you were among the pagans a symbol of battle and affront and yet today you are the emblem of the Christian and the hope of being forgiven by the sublime sacrifice of my Lord Jesus Christ, Whom we wait to serve and honor for all eternity. Amen
Holy Cross of my Jesus, He expired to give us light; today I give you my reverence.
O, Precious and Holy Cross!
The path that you mark for us in this world, we will follow, and may the Cross we always embrace, and with your symbol, overcome the world. At your feet today I find myself, my Divine Redeemer, make it so that with holy patience, I carry in the world my own cross.
May Thy Holy Cross descend and extend itself over all evil and danger; may the Holy Cross defend us.
O Omnipotent God, who suffered on the Cross death so as to redeem us from our own sins:
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, be my true light.
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, have pity on me.
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, be my hope.
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, distance from me all fear from death.
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, overflow in my soul everlasting good.
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, distance from me all evil and misfortune.
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, make me enter into the path of salvation.
O Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, preserve me from all temporal and corporal accidents so that I may adore you always as my Nazarean Jesus, to whom I implore to have mercy over me.
Make it so that all visible or invisible malignant spirits flee from me for ever and ever. Amen
In honor of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ and of his most painful death; in honor of His Resurrection and his Divine Incarnation through which He leads us to Eternal Life; that, just as it is most certain that Jesus Christ was born on Christmas, that He was crucified on Holy Friday, that Joseph and Nicodemus removed Jesus Christ from the Holy Cross, and that Jesus Christ Ascended into Heaven, that He deign to free me from the attacks of my enemies, visible as well as invisible, from today forward, for ever and ever, Amen
All most powerful God, in your hands I place my soul, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anna and Joaquim, my Jesus, for the bitterness you suffered for me, on the most Holy Cross, principally when Your Sacred Soul separated from Your body, have pity on my soul when it separates from this world.
O Jesus, grant me the valor to bear my cross in imitation of Yours: teach me to carry with patience all the sufferings and my fear, and may they all be transformed into virtue.
May the Omnipotence of the Father deign to cover me with the Love and Wisdom of the Holy Spirit; deign to receive and lead my soul to Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. So be it. Amen
May 3 - Devotion to the Holy Cross of Jerusalem
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