Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"The most basic Christian gesture in prayer"

"The most basic Christian gesture in prayer is and always will be the sign of the Cross. It is a way of confessing Christ crucified with one's very body. ... By signing ourselves with the Cross, we place ourselves under the protection of the Cross, hold it in front of us like a shield that will guard us in all the distress of daily life and give us the courage to go on."

 ~ Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), 

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