Pope Saint John Paul II Reflects on the Cross

(An excerpt from a homily preached by Pope Saint John Paul II in Lesotho, in 1988): In the Gospel of this feast we are witnesses of a unusual conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. The conversation takes place at night because Nicodemus, a prominent Jew,...

O Crux Ave, Spes Unica

The Exaltation of the Cross – so it has been termed in the liturgical revisions after Vatican II – dates back to the time of Constantine, when his mother, Helena, on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 326, by apparently miraculous means discovered the wood upon...