Tag Archives: Suffering

Reflections on the Cross with St Thérèse of Lisieux

“How I thirst for Heaven—that blessed habitation where our love for Jesus will have no limit! But to get there we must suffer… we must weep… Well, I wish to suffer all that shall please my Beloved.” “Jesus offers you … Continue reading

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Padre Pio, the Living Portrait of Christ Crucified 

by Fr. François-Marie Chautard on St. Padre Pio, the only stigmatized priest One of Padre Pio’s missions was to “make the cross of Jesus Christ visible”. Christ took on the human form in order to make the invisible visible. This … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation: The Holy Shroud Of Our Lord 

This was given as a meditation given by Fr Matthew McDonald during a Lenten Forty Hours Devotion on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Saint Mary’s Church, Washingtonville, New York. The scripture readings and text of the prayers of this Mass … Continue reading

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Priests and the Stigmata

Times are hard for faithful priests, those who refuse to be led by the world, the flesh and the devil along the broad easy road that will finally lead to destruction. ”Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the … Continue reading

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Rejoice in Your Suffering

By Susan Skinner at Catholic Stand: My parents have been living with me and my family during this past year.  My father had congestive heart failure and was put on hospice in May.  He passed away on July 16, the Feast … Continue reading

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Lourdes’ Lesson in Suffering

If indeed there had been anything better and more beneficial to man’s salvation than suffering, Christ certainly would have shown it by word and example. For He manifestly exhorts both His disciples that followed Him, and all that desire to … Continue reading

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How to better our emotional response to pain

By Fr Robert McTeigue, SJ:  You may be having a heart attack right now, and not even know it.  Now, in fairness, I must confess that I’m making a play on the word “heart.” I don’t mean the pump in … Continue reading

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Marked out for Holiness – St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (9th August)

Adapted from an article by Patrick Kenny (founder of the blog, REMEMBERING FR WILLIE DOYLE SJ) St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)  would have thoroughly concurred with this piece of wisdom from Fr Willie Doyle below. It was … Continue reading

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