We enter the season of Passiontide, in which we cover the Crucifix and also the statues and images with purple veils. The purple veil over the Cross symbolizes the many wounds with which Christ was covered. Even as he was so horribly disfigured in his Passion as to be unrecognizable, so too his image on the Cross is hidden and unrecognizable in Passiontide.
These wounds are a cry of love and a cry for love. He shows his love for us, and also calls for our love in return.
Here follows a vivid description of the passion of Jesus Christ, up to the 8th Station of the Cross inclusive.
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