Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
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…"
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
Blessed Mariam of Jesus
Crucified Baouardy and
Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas
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
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.
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