The Cross: Our Only Hope

Ave Crux, Spes Unica
 
HOLY CROSS CHARISM: The Cross
GILMOUR OUTCOMES: Empathetic, Engaged Global Citizens and People of Hope on A Journey of Faith
HOLY CROSS INFLUENCE: Congregation of Holy Cross Motto: Ave Crux, Spes Unica (Hail the Cross our only Hope)
SCRIPTURE
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NAB)
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Galatians 6:14 (NAB)
But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Hebrews 12:2 (NAB)
….For the sake of the joy that lay before him [Christ] endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.
 
“Do not seek to be free of trials; rather ask God for the grace to bear them.”—St. André Bessette
 
“We have an anchor: by his cross we have been saved. We have a rudder: by his cross we have been redeemed. We have a hope: by his cross we have been healed and embraced so that nothing and no one can separate us from his redeeming love.”—Pope Francis
 
“Embracing his cross means finding the courage to embrace all the hardships of the present time, abandoning for a moment our eagerness for power and possessions in order to make room for the creativity that only the Spirit is capable of inspiring. It means finding the courage to create spaces where everyone can recognize that they are called, and to allow new forms of hospitality, fraternity and solidarity. By his cross we have been saved in order to embrace hope and let it strengthen and sustain all measures and all possible avenues for helping us protect ourselves and others.”—Pope Francis
 
 
 
    • Convocation — September 1, 2020

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