Benedict XVI: Sign of the Cross is reminder of the Trinity dwelling in us

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The sign of the cross reminds us of the Trinity which resides in us, of God’s name and of our commitment to the faith from the moment of baptism, said Pope Benedict before Sunday’s Angelus. He also noted the essential role of the priest in bringing the “Spirit of Truth” to us.

“The Trinity, in fact, finds residence in us the day of our baptism,” said the Pope, highlighting the priest’s words, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

And, he added, we are reminded of God’s name, in which we are baptized, every time we make the sign of the cross.

The Holy Father closed his pre-Angelus words by inviting the faithful to recite the prayer of St. Hilary of Poitiers for loyalty to the faith which is professed on the day of our baptism and invoking the protection of the Virgin Mary, “the first creature fully inhabited by the Most Holy Trinity,” for our continued our pilgrimage on earth.

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