Crux fidelis inter omnes, Arbor una nobilis: Nulla silva talem profert, Fronde, flore, germine, Dulce lignum, delces clavos, Dule Pondus sustinet.
(Faithful Cross above all other. One and only noble tree. None in foliage, none in blossom none in fruit they peer may be; Dearest wood and dearest iron, Dearest weight is hung on thee)
“We cannot forget at what price we have been saved, every day. Sacrifice is not an objection but is rather the root of the Resurrection; it is the possibility of a true life. The event that reoccurs here and now and, if it first and foremost a fact – a fact that you cannot reduce to nothing, that you cannot censor, that you cannot cancel – if it is first and foremost a fact, it is a fact for you, a fact of supreme interest to you. It is a fact for you!” Msgr. Luigi Giussani
“We need the presence of God with us, Jesus every day. And Jesus, because of the sacrifice of His cross and because of His resurrection, dwells among us, every day. There will be noise on the bridge, possible confusion. It is the very noise and confusion of our city where we spend our days. We will need to desire great attention in order to follow Jesus and to fix our gaze on the event of His Passion. It is the very same attention that is needed to look at the event of His presence among us every day.” (From the procession’s program)