PODCAST | The Triumph of the Cross

[ Podcast Transcript ]

Have we become used to, or even indifferent, to Jesus on the Cross? Where’s the Cross in our lives?

In this podcast, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha shares a meditation in honor of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) and the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15), which are “a great opportunity for us to deepen once more in the wisdom of the Cross and to ask the Holy Spirit to open our souls to this profound wisdom which is expressed in the phrase the Triumph of the Cross”. We contemplate Christ in the fullness of his humanity as he embraces his pain and suffering, allowing it to become a selfless, compassionate gift of love through which he redeems humanity. And, in this, we find the meaning of our suffering, trials, heartaches, and disappointments.

Fr. Donncha then encourages us to turn to Our Lady who quietly accompanies Christ to Golgotha and remains with him at the foot of the Cross. Our Lady, therefore, teaches us how to unite our pain and suffering with Our Lord and gives witness to steadfast faith and hope found in the triumph of the Cross.

Rev. Donncha Ó hAodha Rev. Donncha Ó hAodha

Born in Galway in the West of Ireland, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha studied English and French Literature at National University of Ireland. He worked as a secondary school teacher for a few years prior to being ordained for the Opus Dei Prelature in 2001. He lives in Dublin where he carries out his ministry mainly with young people.

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