At the Foot of the Cross Jesus died to give us life. All creatures are in mourning. The sun is darkened, the earth trembles, rocks are rent and the veil of the Temple is torn. Keep company with the poor Mother of Jesus. Ask dear Magdalen and the beloved John how their hearts felt. Let […]
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Persecution from Good People Our Congregation is suffering great persecution, coming from persons who ought to have true zeal for the glory of God. But I take it all in good part. I want to believe that they are acting with good intentions, even though they are looking to destroy our little flock.
Praying for Passionist Vocations We do not have enough workers to bring about what God is asking of us. But He knows what we need to finish the work He has given us and I trust in Him. What comforts me is that He keeps me in complete detachment so that I desire nothing but […]
Catching the Message of the Cross I am grateful to everyone who helps us to enlist fervent soldiers under the sacred sign of the Most Holy Passion of Jesus Christ in order to bring all hearts to a devout memory of that Passion. This way they will build a dam against the flood of evils […]
Keeping Inner Trials Secret I am going through many battles and inner trials, but God does not allow it to show in my exterior conduct. I often cannot sleep and I have been years in this miserable state. I am shipwrecked on a stormy sea without even a plank to hold onto. Oh God! Oh […]
When Dry as Dust When you are dry as dust in prayer, don’t quit, but keep going. Use little short prayers, especially acts of acceptance of the Most Holy Will of God. For example: O dear will of my God, may yo be blessed forever! O most gentle will! May you be always fulfilled by […]
Work with Your Heart on God Do the things you have to do. Work, but without haste and anxiety. Work diligently, but with peace of heart and a quiet spirit, remaining in the presence of God. With your hands, work; with your heart, treat with God.
Accepting the Aging Process I have been up now for four days with the help of one of the Religious and a cane. I walked a little bit down the corridor but then I could not hold myself up, I was so weak. I was more tired after this little walk than I used to […]
Accept Trials as God’s Love Adore the Most Holy Will of God in every happening. The love of God is as strong as death (Song of Songs 8:6). The loving soul holds its heart turned towards heaven. Look at your trials with the eye of faith, not as coming from creatures, but from the loving […]
Don’t Complain Fishes have no tongue. In the midst of storms at sea, they swim and glide along in silence. What a great lesson we can draw from them. When we are in the storms of great sufferings, we must lock in this treasure with the golden key of silence and not seek to complain […]