On this #feastday of the #ExaltationoftheCross, we #CarmeliteSisters celebrate in a special way by renewing our vows. “Hail the Cross, our Hope!” We celebrate & recognize the power in His ultimate sacrifice, the sign of our salvation, the #TriumphoftheCross!

On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Two days later, World War II formally began. In her monastic cell in Cologne, Germany, St. Teresa Benedicta wrote a prayer in preparation for her renewal of vows for the feast on September 14. Her prayer is an invitation to unite ourselves with Jesus on the Cross for the salvation of the world.

Let us always keep our eyes fixed on Christ Crucified, His arms outstretched, His Love poured out for us.