The Meaning of the Cross – Fulton Sheen Timeless Wisdom

The cross is an absurdity, a fulfillment and the autobiography of each one of us. To explain the instrument of our salvation, master teacher and theologian Fulton Sheen takes us back to the Old Testament story of Moses and the Serpent of Brass. Then, Sheen uses those lessons to show how our modern lives are sanctified and saved by the Crucifixion.

This video is the sixth episode of the “Fulton Sheen Timeless Wisdom” project. The audio is part of “The Crucifixion and the Meaning of the Resurrection” from the Fulton Sheen’s lessons on Holy Week. Listen to the whole talk at

Fulton Sheen, a teacher renowned for his clear explanations and deep insight, delivered hundreds of talks between the years 1950 and 1979. The “Fulton Sheen Timeless Wisdom” project attempts to bring his words to life for the internet age, illustrating segments of these lessons for a broad audience. Thing in a Pot Productions is happy to partner with Anthony Buono of to deliver a taste of Sheen’s wisdom. Watch all the episodes here.

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