See that blood-stained crown which our sins have woven for the brows of our King! Mark the gems that glisten and gleam in that regal diadem - precious gems, priceless jewels - the all-saving blood of a God made man. No earthly king had ever worn a crown like this before! Never had such a coronet marked its wearer out for the homage of his fellow men!
Adapted from A Year's Thoughts
Collected from the Writings of Fr. William Doyle, S.J. (1922)