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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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The cross on which the Savior died. It was very probably discovered in A.D. 326 by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine. A part of this cross is said to be preserved in the Church of Santa Croce in Rome. The feast of the Exaltation (or Triumph) of the Holy Cross is celebrated on September 14 in the Latin Rite.

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