Triumph of the Holy Cross (September 14)
St. Paul the Apostle spoke of the power of Christ's Cross. According to tradition, the Empress Helena discovered the Lord's Cross in Jerusalem on Sept. 14, 320. A great Church was built on Mount Calvary by Emperor Constantine to shelter the holy relic. Parts of the wood of the Cross were sent to the major cities of Christendom, where they were shown to the faithful on this special feast. We may want to repeat those words, from time to time, that we pray during Lent: "We worship You, O Christ, and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world."