- Make the Sign before and after saying grace at lunch.
- Make the Sign when passing a Catholic church.
- Make the Sign and pray for our emergency workers whenever you hear a siren or encounter emergency workers performing their lifesaving duties: Father, please watch over our emergency workers and the people they serve. In Jesus' name. Amen.
- Make the Sign over your children. Trace the Sign on their foreheads. Children—Sign your parents.
- Make the Sign at the beginning and end of your day as a request for blessing and as your rededication of your life to Christ.
We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.