The Spiritual Power of the Sign of the Cross


ChristusA great article recently posted online at Catholic Exchange, 21 Things We Do When We Make the Sign of the Cross, is sure to encourage you to make the sign of the cross with greater frequency each day, and with greater awareness of the spiritual power of this ancient Christian prayer.

The cross was originally traced by Christians with the thumb or finger on their own foreheads. Today Catholics trace a cross over the body starting at the forehead, down to the heart, and left to right across the shoulders while praying these words, “In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” commending ourselves to the Lord.

Don’t Start Christmas without Advent: Here’s Everything You Need to Know!


Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year for the Roman Catholic Church. On the first day of Advent, which begins this year on December 1st, the Church celebrates its New Year’s Day. The date for the beginning of Advent falls each year on the Sunday closest to November 30th – the feast day of Saint Andrew the Apostle.