Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Medjugorje,

Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio Henryk Hoser, S.A.C. the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Medjugorje, September 9, 2018

Your Excellency, Mons. Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Your Excellency, Bishop from Paraguay,
Dear priests and religious,
Dear parishioners and pilgrims, dear brothers and sisters, 
One day after the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we gathered for the 23rd Sunday in the Year, so as to celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, just a few days before its feast.
How come that the Cross - the instrument of the cruellest and most shameful death, became the symbol of the Christianity? This cross is exalted on the towers of the churches and shrines, it has been erected at the tops of so many hills, it is hanging at the walls of our homes and working places and we put it around our necks proudly.

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