Crucifix

A Polish Hero Though Still a Youth

#4 Jakub Baryła A Polish hero though still a youth “I directed my prayer to the Mother of God. Policemen came and asked me to get out of the way. I said I couldn’t do it...” A 15-year-old Polish boy followed in the footsteps of his country’s noble ancestors when, crucifix and rosary held high, he [...]

From the Domus Santa Marta: The Words of Pope Francis

There is a story in the Old Testament in which poisonous snakes keep hurting the Israelites. When Moses prayed for the people, God had him sculpt a bronze image of the very same snake, which the sick could look upon and in so looking, be healed. During his morning meditation, Pope Francis considered how strange that [...]

The serpent that kills and the one that saves

If we want to understand the “history of our redemption” we must look at the Crucifix. Pope Francis’ homily for Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 15 March, revolved around the mystery of the suffering and death of Jesus, who became sin for man’s salvation. The Pontiff’s reflection focused on the message borne in the image [...]