Fun with Exalting the Holy Cross :: Catholic All Year :: Kendra Tierney

By | September 4, 2019

Hi I’m Kendra from Catholic All Year and
today we’re going to talk about the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy
Cross Gus: I think I found it! Ah, it’s only Frank. Frankie: It’s just me. the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy
Cross commemorates the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena in the year
326 it’s also an opportunity for us to focus on the cross as an instrument of
our salvation outside of Holy Week and all the other important distractions and
devotions of that week the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit amen the cross is my sure salvation the cross it is that I worship evermore behold the wood of the cross hah! There is a kiss print on there. you gave it a slobber kiss, George tradition tells us that St. Helena found
the True Cross hidden underneath an overgrowth of basil so our family
traditions for the day are venerating the cross and serving a basil filled
meal for dinner a favorite around here is strawberry
basil lemonade I know that some parents worry about how
to introduce the concept of Jesus’ suffering and death to their young
children in our family we found that the best way to avoid traumatizing our kids
is to avoid big important conversations in general and instead focus on allowing
our kids to never know a time when they didn’t know the details in an
age-appropriate way of Jesus’ crucifixion and loving sacrifice for us
we make this happen by including our children in devotions like the sorrowful
mysteries of the rosary and the Stations of the Cross by reading Saint stories
and stories from the Bible and by always answering our kids questions gently and
honestly as they come up okay Mary Jane, who did Jesus die for us how many wounds did Jesus have probably
a lot but I think we identify five major ones yeah depends on who you ask, doesn’t it? it’s like
eleven thousand four hundred and sixty-eight wounds or something I’d like to propose a toast
to Saint Helena for finding the true cross cheers! huzzah!goes down smooth I hope you enjoyed this episode of the
Catholic All Year Liturgical Living Show we want to say thank you to our sponsor
Ignatius press and I want to recommend the vision series of chapter books my
middle grade kids really enjoy these and there just happens to be one on Saint
Helena and the cross

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