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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Jesus' Cross

Today we celebrate what is called the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
That sounds pretty complicated Cloë!
It's really not Tallulah, although we do remember quite a few things today.
#1: Saint Helena finding the Cross that Jesus died on. This is a painting of St. Helena finding the Cross.
This is believed to be a piece of Jesus' cross. If you ever go to Vienna in Austria you can go to see it at the Imperial Treasury Museum.
That is amazing Cloë that this is really a piece of THAT cross.
It certainly is Tallulah.

#2  The second thing this feast remembers is the dedication of churches built by Constantine, St. Helena's son, on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary in Israel.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is believed to be built over the birthplace of Jesus. Click here to visit the church.
If you really want to know a lot more about these very special places, click here.
You know Cloë, I think the most important thing we celebrate today is that by Jesus dying on the cross, He saved us!
You are right Tallulah. God took something terrible, His son being nailed to a cross as if he was a criminal and made it beautiful because it is how we are all saved so that someday we will meet God in Heaven.
Here is an idea from Sandra Chakeres to celebrate this feast.
Decorate a cross. You could get a plain wooden cross and decorate it with ribbon, flowers, beads, and herbs such as basil. Prominently display your cross at your home, school, or parish church.

Hey Cloë I found pictures of the crosses I think we should decorate!!

You and your stomach!! It's amazing that you don't way 300 pounds.

Click here to see some of her other neat ideas.

Or why not send a card to someone special. Go to Catholic Greetings to find all kinds of nice ecards.

Well that's it for today! Woof!

Cloë and Tallulah

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