Exaltation of the Holy Cross

by | Sep 15, 2018 | Feast Day Plans, Kids in the Kitchen, Liturgical | 5 comments

X is for the CROSS
when we can’t have our way, 
“All for Thee, JESUS,”
we must then learn to say
The celebration of Holy Mass has the same value as the Death of Jesus on the Cross.
– St. Thomas Aquinas

From here on earth, Love cannot live without suffering. It is through loving the cross that we discover His Heart, for divine Love never lives without suffering.
– St. Bernadette Soubirous
From the archives:

I adore You, O glorious Cross, which was adorned with the Heart and Body of my Savior Jesus Christ, stained and covered with blood. I adore You, O Holy Cross, out of love for Him, Jesus, who is my Savior and my God.

(Pope Pius IX declared that reciting this prayer five times on Friday will free five souls from Purgatory and 33 souls by reciting it on Good Friday. This prayer should be recited before a crucifix with a contrite heart and praying a few minutes for the Pope.)


  1. Joan

    What a lovely idea with the cross cake. Joan

    2018-09-15 21:29:44

  2. Marion

    Jessica, you always make everything special. Marion

    2018-09-15 21:30:48

  3. Marilyn

    I always enjoy your post and the way you celebrate every important date. Thank You for sharing. Marilyn

    2018-09-15 21:32:03

  4. Penelope

    Ooh, that alphabet book looks wonderful! Blessings toyou this weekend, Jessica. I hope all is going well with selling the house!

    2018-09-16 09:51:40

  5. David

    I sometimes make cross-shaped chocolate cookies and paint them with a mix of egg white & white icing color before baking. They look a lot like wood grain.

    2018-10-24 22:06:22


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