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Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition

The Power of the Sign of the Cross

Let us remember that each time we make the Sign of the Cross:

  We offer the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ to the Eternal Father;

  We thank Our Lord for dying for us on the Cross; and

  We offer the infinite merits of the Passion for our own souls and for the salvation of the world.

Each time we make the Sign of the Cross this way:

  we console the Heart of Jesus;

  we obtain pardon for our sins; and

  we help to save the world from great evils.

Taken from An Easy Way to Become a Saint, Fr. Paul O’Sullivan, O.P., Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., Rockford, Ill., 1990, Ch. 5. p. 36.

Catholic Candle’s 2024 Catholic Calendar

The Catholic Candle’s 2024 Traditional Catholic calendar is now available. It is free to download and freely distributable.



What we hold

If you want to know what is your “god”, and what is most important to you, reflect on what you like most to talk about and to think about.


Cf., Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Section: How to make a good choice, Second Way, Fourth Rule.

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