Skip to comments.The Miracle Cross of Mexico [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 04/09/2011 11:45:20 AM PDT by NYer
The Miracle Cross of Poison - Mexico City
In the year 1602, this crucifix was in a Dominican church, used by seminarians, called Porta Coeli (or Heaven's Gate).
Only the Crucifix was white marble!
As it was next door to the Cathedral and used by the seminarians, it was the Archbishop's custom to celebrate Mass there daily.
It was also his custom to kiss the Feet of the Crucified Lord on the Crucifix, before beginning the ongoing Sacrifice of the Cross, the Holy Mass.
Now not everyone was happy with the conversions that had come about, especially those who had profited from the natives, like the medicine men who were now out of business. And then there were those who liked the status quo of the human sacrifice of over 20,000 innocents each year.
One day, a man who hated the inroads the Bishop and the Church were making, decided to poison him.
Carefully observing the Bishop's routine, he placed poison on the Feet of Our Lord on the Crucifix.
As the Bishop began his ritual for the morning Mass, and went to kiss Our Lord's Feet, the Lord raised His Legs out of reach.
The Bishop did not kiss the Feet and consequently did not die; but Our Lord once again saved a child of His from the venom of one of the Church's enemies, as the poison went through His Corpus on the Miracle Cross turning the statute black.
The Crucifix was taken to the Cathedral where worshippers could come, and visit, and pray.
Till today almost 400 years later, the faithful come and venerate the statue of their Lord, which miraculously saved the Bishop.
Every Friday at twelve noon, Holy Mass is celebrated in this Chapel of the miraculous Cross of Poison.
The official Feast Day of this miracle falls on the 3rd Friday of October. Multitudes come to Mexico City and the Cathedral, to celebrate this miracle cross and supplicate Our Lord to have mercy on them.
When the Archbishop saw this miracle take place, he realized he had been miraculously spared and instituted this Feast Day and the celebration of the Holy Mass every Friday at twelve noon, the hour Our Lord was placed on the Cross on Calvary 2000 years ago.
My Saviour is no longer on the cross.
Neither is ours :-)
We acknowledge our Lord, God and Savior remembering His sacrifice on the Cross as well as His resurrection. Christ died for us, was resurrected and lives. Unlike many who may want to obscure the first part, we remember all.
The depiction on the Cross is the depiction of Christ at the time of His greatest triumph -- never forget that He was/is/forever God, He could have ended His suffering at any point, but He went through with His sacrifice, hence the Crucifix is the scene of Christ's great triumph and the central focus of Christianity. If one rejects that, one rejects Christ's sacrifice.
What we Catholics see in the Crucifix is a reminder of the very basis, the central theme of salvation -- the unfathomable love of God incarnate laying down his life for me. This is the victory of Christ over the devil, the cleansing of sin, Christ opening the gates of heaven, the hope of the human race.
Remember that the Cross is foolishness to those who will not believe, but we see a God who is not weak and defeated but the ultimate depiction of Divine Love
|20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.|
|13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.|
|24Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:|
| 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.