Bernardo Daddi, (Firenze c. 1290 - 1348) Martyrdom of St Stephen, c. 1345, Tempera on wood, From a predella containing the Stories of St Stephen, 26,5 x 30 cm, Vatican Museum, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani
The cross of Christ is the supreme sign
of God’s love for every man and woman,
the superabundant response to every person’s
need for love. At times of trouble,
when our families have to face pain and adversity,
let us look to Christ’s cross. There we can find
the courage and strength to press on;
there we can repeat with firm hope the words
of Saint Paul: “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword? …
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him who loved us.”
( Benedict XVI, Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, 6 April 2012).
Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza