• The Cross of Christ bears the suffering and the sin of mankind, including our own. Jesus accepts all this with open arms, bearing on His shoulders our crosses and saying to us: 'Have courage! You do not carry your cross alone! I carry it with you. I have overcome death and I have come to give you hope, to give you life' (John 3:16).

    Pope Francis (2017). “Embracing the Way of Jesus: Reflections from Pope Francis on Living Our Faith”, p.30, Loyola Press