Episode 75

Saint Anthony Relic Reveal #27 - Wood of the True Cross


April 2nd, 2021

22 mins 38 secs

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About this Episode

As Catholics, we know what happened after Jesus was crucified, died, and His body taken down from the cross to be placed in a tomb. What you may not know, is what happened to that empty, bloodstained cross.

The Romans had perfected the art of a crucifixion by the time Jesus was condemned to die, but where did this gruesome method of execution come from? Why did the high priests specifically want the Romans to kill Jesus? What can we learn from Jesus' embrace of the cross?

A piece of the pinewood that Christ Himself carried to Calvary to be crucified upon will soon be on our campus, housed in the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel reliquary. Join Michael Gormley in the grand finale of our relic reveal, and learn more about how this splinter of salvation got here, and how it can inspire us to enter more fully into this Holy Week.

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