Relic of the True Cross in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome
On this feast of the Holy Cross, I wish you every blessing. As we face difficulties in these times let us never forget that for the enemies of Our Lord the Cross was an instrument of death, disgrace, despair and damnation, but for the Lord it became the new Tree of Life, the throne, the instrument of redemption, the hope of all men and women. And so it is for us, and so too all our crosses. May the Lord grant us the grace to embrace the Cross and carry it with joy as the symbol of our triumph.