The Sign of Cross & St. Francis De Sales

A beautiful post on meaning of The Sign of the Cross and St Francis De Sales understanding of that mystical sign that affirms the faith of so many Christians.

To Love and Truth

The Sign of Cross & St. Francis De SalesI had commented in a previous posting to what I perceived as a decline in baptized Catholics making the Sign of the Cross.  I recently read St. Francis De Sales on the Sign of the Cross.  He teaches that as Christians we represent in a simple motion the Passion of Christ by tracing the Sign of the Cross.  The Sign is also a public profession of our faith.  Some who see Christ and His Cross as shame, folly and a fantasy may mock us for making the Sign of the Cross.  Upon the cross Christ abased Himself and subjected Himself to death. To a Christian, the Sign of the Cross is employed to give honor to the ultimate sacrifice offered by Christ Jesus.

The Sign of the Cross is also a defense against demons.  It is invincible armor against the Evil One.  According to St. Francis De Sales the Sign…

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