MARY, OUR MOTHER

Monday, August 03, 2015

The soul must not say that it would like to suffer…



* August 3 – Act of consecration to the Virgin Mary inspired by St Peter Damian and approved by the Archbishop of Cambrai (France, 1626)  * "The soul must not say that it would like to suffer…" ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

August 3 – Act of consecration to the Virgin Mary inspired by St Peter Damian and approved by the Archbishop of Cambrai (France, 1626) 

"The soul must not say that it would like to suffer…"

The painting of artist Robert Giacaman represents

the two new saints

Blessed Mariam of Jesus Crucified Baouardy and

Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas

Saint Mariam Baouardy of Jesus Crucified, a Palestinian Arab recently canonized by Pope Francis, was favored with many visions of Heaven. In one of these visions Our Lady gave this precious spiritual advice to Mariam:

"The soul must not say that it would like to suffer, or that it would like this or that cross, deprivation or humiliation, because self-will spoils everything. It is better to have fewer deprivations, less suffering and humiliations by the will of God, than a larger number by one’s own will. The key is to accept—with love and full compliance to his will—all that it pleases the Lord to send us.

In hell there are souls that asked God for crosses and humiliations. God answered their prayers, but they did not take advantage of these graces and were lost through their pride. Give thanks and accept what God sends you, without asking for anything else in particular. 

Reverend Father Estrate
In Mariam, sainte palestinienne, la vie de Marie de Jésus crucifié, Editions Téqui, Paris

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