July 31, 2020
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Religious Founder
Dear Family of Mary!
Today is Friday. We pray the Sorrowful Mysteries today in remembrance of the sacrifice that Jesus made, the sacrifice of His death on the Cross for our salvation. As best we can we try to immerse ourselves in that remembrance. We need to be overwhelmed with this reality, that Jesus laid down His life for each one of us, enduring the horror of the Cross and the shame of being our scapegoat. We need to stay with Jesus on His way to Calvary, like Our Lady stayed with Him. We need to love Him through it all.
Our Lady told us;
March 25, 1997 “Dear children! Today, in a special way, I invite you to take the cross in the hands and to meditate on the wounds of Jesus. Ask of Jesus to heal your wounds, which you, dear children, during your life sustained because of your sins or the sins of your parents. Only in this way, dear children, you will understand that the world is in need of healing of faith in God the Creator. By Jesus’ passion and death on the cross, you will understand that only through prayer you, too, can become true apostles of faith; when, in simplicity and prayer, you live faith which is a gift. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
We need to meditate on each step of the Way of the Cross, so that the grace of Jesus’ sacrifice will sink in and we will understand how much we are loved.
Jesus, Himself, taught St. Faustina about how to meditate on His Passion, every day during the Hour of Mercy, 3:00 pm. Here is what He told her:
1572. I remind you, My daughter, that as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world – mercy triumphed over justice.
My daughter, try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Blessed Sacrament, My Heart, which is full of mercy; and should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant. I claim veneration for My mercy from every creature, but above all from you, since it is to you that I have given the most profound understanding of this mystery. (Diary, 1572)
To meditate on the Stations of the Cross is to meditate on Divine Mercy! We see the greatest love of all time, at the Cross.
Today, try to pray the Stations of the Cross, at 3:00 pm if you can, but whenever you can find the time, do it! You will not regret it!! (We will pray the Stations during Hour of Mercy today!)
Let’s pray for the Youth Festival which begins tomorrow evening in Medjugorje! You can join it, live, on Mary TV!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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