Friday, 5 August 2011

Prayer before a Crucifix

"I think the Crucifix is a great help to prayer. You look and look, and if you are suffering as Jesus did, then that looking will help you understand something about Our Lord, and something about yourself. It gives up its secret. Those are things you cannot write about, things you cannot talk about. Those are things you have to experience. Pray with your eyes in times of stress, no words, no thoughts, just look at the Crucifix. Then take out your rosary and kiss the Crucifix. That is a marvellous prayer."
Cardinal Basil Hume

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