Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side … whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.
Receive in this bread that which was hanged on the cross; receive in this cup that which was poured from Christ’s side. (St. Augustine, Sermon 3, 2)
More on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross here.
With a boundless and blazing love get up and take a bath in Christ’s blood, hide in the wounds of Christ crucified … Keep living in God’s holy and tender love. (St. Catherine of Sienna)