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    • Reflection for Friday September 14, 2018: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      As the Church approaches the midpoint of September, and plunges into the final weeks of Ordinary Time, it inserts a Feast that emerged in the Medieval Church as a kind of autumnal Easter.  When it began the Church was ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 14, 2001: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Bucko, Ray, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      I remember attending a very solemn meeting of very solemn Jesuits during a very solemn time. The most solemn of the very solemn Jesuits in the group was called upon to begin the meeting with a prayer. He looked up and said, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 14, 2007: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      No passage from Paul has been more central for helping me deal with suffering than the early Christian hymn in today's reading from the Letter to the Phillipians, "He humbled himself becoming obedient to death, even death ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 14, 2012: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      |Today is the feast of the exaltation of the holy cross, in which we recognize the cross as the instrument of our salvation. The words of a song we sing on Good Friday resonate through my mind as I reflect on these passages ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 14, 2009: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      In Hoc Signo Vinces -- In English, that means "In this Sign, you will conquer." It's the motto for this Feast , now called the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. We used to call it "The Triumph of the Holy Cross." Wikipedia ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 14, 2015: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      The Book of Numbers, one of the five books of the Pentateuch, retells various important historical events in the life of Israel as God's Holy People. The section of Numbers from which today's First Reading comes, is a ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 14, 2020: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |The cross is a strange symbol for us when you stop to think about it; and then, if you think about it a bit longer, it's exactly the symbol Christians ought to have. Like the seraph in the first reading, it is a symbol ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, September 14, 2002: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      During these past few weeks I've been sorting through family photos for a project for my folk's 60th wedding anniversary. It's been a reflective journey through our history, with times of joy as well as difficult times of ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, September 14, 2013: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      Today's feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the text from the Gospel passage, "for God so loved the world that He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish, but have eternal life," ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, September 14, 2003: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      So as to be more available to the graces offered through the readings for this feast, imagine Jesus hanging on the cross. He looks down, past Mary his mother and John the Beloved Disciple, to where a serpent is wriggling ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, September 14, 2008: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We, in our house, have a little statement about unawareness. "There is more going on than is going on." In the simplest things, there is always more than meets the eye or ear or touch. Molecules are racing ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, September 14, 2014: 24th week in Ordinary Time Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Hauser, Richard, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |Why do we Christians insist on celebrating the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross?|Non-believers looking at the cross see nothing but a symbol of total defeat for Jesus. They see a life ignominiously cut short by ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, September 14, 2000: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Super, Richard (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      For some years, the crucifix hanging in my home has been a favorite of mine, partly because it was handed down to me by my parents, but more so because of its particular depiction. Instead of the traditional portrayal of ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, September 14, 2017: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      I always forget that, before Jesus, no one got to heaven. And I shouldn't forget that since that's really what he did. He came and became like us to save us. He opened the gates to heaven. I'm reminded of it when I teach ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, September 14, 1999: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      Have you ever had one of those days where life felt like it was too much? You know, the expectations were too demanding, the struggles too insurmountable, the pain too much. Recently, I have been with some people I love ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, September 14, 2004: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      O'Keefe, John (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      Today's second and first readings are so familiar that commenting upon them brings a special challenge. The passage from Philippians has been one of the foundational texts in the development of the classic understanding ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, September 14, 2010: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      Today's feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the text from the Gospel passage, "for God so loved the world that He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish, but have eternal life," ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 14, 2005: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. With this feast we commemorate the love of God for his human creation. The cross upon which Christ died symbolizes for all true believers the whole of salvation ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 14, 2011: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      This feast goes back to the 4th century AD and celebrates the finding of the true cross by St. Helena, the mother of Constantine. She was helped in her search for the site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection by the ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 14, 2016: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Our first reading describes a people whose patience has been "worn out" from their journey.  We have all experienced times when our patience wears thin.  Sometimes we snap at those we love, saying things we wish we hadn't. ...