For We Are Saved By Hope, Crucifix Survives Devastation in Haiti

Catholic Relief Services have labeled the earthquake that has left Haiti literally in ruins as the Disaster of the Century.

As The American Catholic has posted about the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti and the devastation it has wrought, we should turn to Christ for hope.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful that hath promised), And let us consider one another, to provoke unto charity and to good works: Not forsaking our assembly, as some are accustomed; but comforting one another, and so much the more as you see the day approaching. [1]  For we are saved by hope. [2]

Hope, O my soul, hope. You know neither the day nor the hour. Watch carefully, for everything passes quickly, even though your impatience makes doubtful what is certain, and turns a very short time into a long one. Dream that the more you struggle, the more you prove the love that you bear your God, and the more you will rejoice one day with your Beloved, in a happiness and rapture that can never end. [3]

To help our Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ you can donate to Catholic Relief Services here.

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[1] Epistle of Saint Paul to the Hebrews 10:23-25, Catechism of the Catholic Church 1817 & 1024.

[2] Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans 8:24.

[3] Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel embracing the life, relations, maxims and foundations… 15:3, Catechism of the Catholic Church 1821, 2016 & 1037.

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To read about the Disaster of the Century by Michael Hill of Catholic Relief Services click here.

To learn more about Catholic Relief Services click here.

To learn more about Saint Teresa of Avila from the 1912 Edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia click here.

To learn more about Saint Teresa of Avila from Wikipedia click here.

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