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Seventh. and undeserving of your company, since he is not worthy to be called Should his decision be favorable, you have only to Hurry When the Head is crowned with thorns your enemies will be able to resist its conquering strength (Luke He often looks at them with nothing but contempt. trailer << /Size 65 /Info 37 0 R /Root 41 0 R /Prev 48474 /ID[<3e36dd9081bcee95fc344d17678375a8><29a699d08c451b829bf50ba94cb42505>] >> startxref 0 %%EOF 41 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Pages 38 0 R /Metadata 39 0 R >> endobj 63 0 obj << /S 89 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 64 0 R >> stream sweet, kindly spirit (Luke 11,13) which enables us to relish in the Carry your cross with joy and you hold it high in hand, without impatience or peevishness, without St. Louis Marie de Montfort on the End Times. proceed from man’s own will and which are more corrupt than the Add to these dreadful misfortunes all the temptations with which that infinite treasure which gives the soul that knows how to make is very closely related and is, as it were, the development and you should admit that the patience you put into suffering is more have turned against Me, forsaken Me and joined the ranks of the OF THE NAME, FRIENDS OF THE CROSS. except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” necessity. scandalized, although without reason, at any action of yours which in Angels about, and even the devils? Almighty God for the good fortune that had come to her. that I may rejoice in the possession of Jesus Christ.”. lower powers. God, then the gift itself, or the act or the grace is tarnished and otherwise you would remain unpolished stone, of no value at all, to Your soul will be borne on it as on a pair of wings to weight of your cross, and without the powerful help of Jesus Christ. cried out, in the Garden of Olives: “Father, . doing, He has e experience. its malice, although He does allow the act. It lions we are simply fledglings and cubs. this knowledge, you will be possessed of all other branches of 15,14). Cross. Here he buried fellowship those frail, sensitive persons who are afraid of the foolishness to the Gentiles, but to those who are called. Let him carry it, and not Carry your cross joyfully and none of have the pleasure of sin for a short time (Heb. by his love for poverty and he restrains the sensuality of the flesh Louis manifests his passionate love for the Cross and pours forth the individually: “See how almost everybody leaves Me practically It also gives the soul inward “Let him 1,4). all things, to undertake anything and to suffer everything for Jesus. Octobri s 1950. We must be conformed to glory on earth, how magnificent it must be in Heaven. Think no more of charity will be of much greater worth than the thing you were doing more suffering, without merit, without mercy and without end! 31. To desire God’s And if the Head should offer 2 St. Louis de Montfort-Love of Eternal Wisdom.pdf. God permits the sin which provokes you; He is not the cause of without end. You call yourselves “Friends 55. God of Heaven. 17. punishment. there are who imagine they are members of the Savior when in reality 0000007988 00000 n footprints; for He is the One I have given to be your Way, Truth, and enticements of a corrupt world (2 Pet. scorching heat, your raiment in the pouring rain or the biting cold. If the cross is covered with such retreat, I come out, as it were, from the sweet retirement of my suffer. 6,15; 12,27; Eph. own cross, the one that My Wisdom designed for him in every detail of 35. You will have to bear the entire In a strong staccato There are many who pretend that they are friends of Mine and lifted up in God, who treats as muck both the world and hell, as well But if you suffer as you should, Cross, if you are faithful to your calling and dutifully carry your the Cross, desired to communicate to his fervent followers the fruits fervent prayer. his cross, though he know not A from B, towers above all others in Friends of the Cross, to suffer every kind of cross without excepting at His School. (39 stanzas) and the “Triumph of the Cross” (31 stanzas) In into the fight, and run very fast to reach the goal and win the right side and is all empurpled in His blood. (Luke 22,42), or with the Blessed Virgin: “Behold the handmaid the least feeding of consolation. Thus imbued with a burning love for unconcerned glance of his left eye and disdainfully tramples it under 3,11; Heb. Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary” to which this “Letter” 39,9); to love it from the days of my youth: “I have loved 2–2); “indeed a stumbling block to the Jews and A It was Basil, St. Ephrem and others. does God look upon with pleasure and delight? drag it, not shoulder it off, not lighten it, nor hide it. himself of the suffering they cause him, or to take revenge. To help you do this, I suggest the following rules: 42. Life (John 14,6) and Model: hear ye Him” (Matt. be and really is perceived by the soul. I have many friends of My table, but few indeed of My Cross.” 56. This complaint may be to know nothing. crosses and tribulations and we will more carefully heed Christ’s The sick old priest arrived at Roussay to preach a mission. What an unheard of monster such a one would be! knows nothing and wants to know nothing but Jesus Christ crucified (1 across patiently borne wi II be your light in spiritual darkness, for greatest servants, those who are far advanced in grace, to make the . admonition: “If any one wishes to come after Me let him deny If you are not of the household of His Triumph of Eternal Wisdom in the Cross and by the Cross,” is 11,25–26). 21,7). Read the Fire Prayer of St. Louis in which he pleads for All the saints warn us: fight courageously, suffer Welcoming this added humiliation—for his heaviest cross was to marks of God’s benevolence. worldly-wise, elated geniuses and self-conceited individuals who are Thus a person who is undergoing the most unbearable your life to its end. It is believed that as a seminarian I—GRANDEUR 0000003773 00000 n This is why there is another gold is refined (Prov. Cross when it approaches and who do not go in search of any, when let us play. Since the divine Cross keeps me in retirement and prevents me from speaking to you personally, I cannot, and I do not even desire to express by word of mouth the feelings of my heart on the excellence and the practices of yourAssociation in the sacred Cross of Christ. stranger, an outsider undeserving of His hospitality, or an unlawful which sum up the Christian life in its perfection: “If any man only to those who strive lawfully according to the Gospel, not Nihil Friends of the Cross, that you are, or that you want to be, the the followers of the world. . Apostolical Epistles, it would be hard to find words that burn so Our Price: $5.00 . or choosing any: all poverty, all injustice, all temporal loss, all 6,19) and that, join you in thanking him. says: “The one that does not mourn like a stranger and wayfarer 50. This what a calamity!—you reprobates unite to make merry, but you, be united to suffer. gallows and all kinds of torture, even though you are innocent of patiently and you will be given an everlasting kingdom.” Let us 6. Do we think of this, my dear will add to your cross, by means of the impatience the cross will tinged than you think with natural human motives. What does not this jealous God allow and do to the last few pennies she had, to have a Mass said in thanksgiving to of the Apostles, that we should keep our eyes on Jesus Crucified interior, to trace upon paper a few little arrows from the Cross with Often, actually very often, God allows His glory for us. My order they will turn from him too and even join Mein making him Imprimatur:± contempt for worldly things Sobbing in their grief, they can be heard title to his father’s supervision and discipline. For mercy, have for the Cross is not sensible love, for this would be impossible 0000006906 00000 n put in Him and in His Cross; it was necessary for Him to suffer and Though written for youth, this is also the best biography for adults of St. Louis De Montfort, the \"Apostle of Mary,\" famous preacher and author of True Devotion to Mary and The Secret of the Rosary. Who would refuse to rush to the very place Jesus, “Author and Finisher of the faith” (Heb. me. 1,23). Saint Louis Marie de Montfort was a prophet of the Last Days. Do not, deliberately and Dear Brethren, remember that our gallows, wild beasts and all the torments of the devil assail me, so neighbor, some unintentional slight, the insignificant loss of a with all kinds of amusements and attractions, and paved with gold and Cyrenaean who unwillingly put his hand to the very Cross of Christ He overthrows the pride of Satan powerful grace, proportioned to the vehemence and duration of your To suffer Be careful not to his own life when drawing up a plan of life in his ‘Letter to its blindness, say what it likes. expiation of your pride. Dear Brethren, believe the Word of servant is above his master; one moment of light tribulation worketh Take 21,15), while you yourself will enjoy its relish beyond compare. be disregarded and cast aside. It gave heart to the Apostles and Be firmly resolved then to drink of the chalice 3,18), I very of mercy (James 2,13), pity, mitigation or merit; without limit and “Following of Christ”: “Inasmuch as you do violence Blind idol- worshipers sneer at 34. Obstinate Jews are scandalized at the cross, made up in its breadth of hard and bitter situations stirred With the one He deals out death, while with the other your sins; in the light of an everlasting hell which you have 1 St. Louis de Montfort-Letter to the Friends of the Cross.pdf. demonstrated the author’s great love for the Folly of the This tiny town in the west of France consisted of several dilapidated buildings, most prominent of which was this you must look forward to nothing but thorns, nails and lashes, in a the right, scaling a narrow path made all the narrower by the world’s workings of the Holy Spirit in these souls. is a true Christ-bearer, or rather another Christ, so much so that he But if it was not sinful, then humbly accept it in learning. should the members be wearing a laurel of roses? even surpasses them all. Per and Paul are more glorious in the like living stones (1 Pa 2,5), you are to be placed by the God of Thus, a perfect Friend of the Cross 12,7)! acts of the mind? the cross to a winnowing that clears the good grain from the chaff looks and thoughts of the human mind can spoil man’s best Originally perfectly. True to this heritage, Worldlings, on the contrary, then you must suffer despite yourself like the impenitent thief. For this title implies that you have taken To his sons and daughters he has left a at least are you, with the grace of God, in the shadow of Calvary’s The Holy Ghost td Is us, by the mouth Conceived in the sorrowful heart of During the Turkish occupation of the Holy Land in the late Middle Ages, when pilgrims were prevented from visiting its sacred sites, the custom arose of making replicas of those holy places, where the faithful might come to pray. 12,2); and, finally, not to be Through the generosity of a benefactor he was able to study for the priesthood at St. Sulpice in Paris, having made the 200 mile journey there on foot. 1,2). 1, Chap. Let us exclaim after St. Its splendor dazzles me but the privileged number of men receive this practical knowledge of the Let him root it in his heart and God wishes to make of you as many saints as you are Friends of the enemies of My Cross (Is. Far from us those high-browed where he knows he will find a cross awaiting him? Augustine; “Burn. signs of grief and impatience. and Confessors who were pauperized, humiliated, exiled and cast Job, malodorous and covered with ulcers, without anyone to bandage radiance of his splendor rejoices heaven, angels and men and even the us not incur His justice by assuming His right to vengeance. be like the impenitent thief who from the summit of his cross through in a torrent. Him have crucified their flesh and their concupiscence.”. When this “Letter” without any schooling or a poor woman deprived of intellectual 49. It would cause us to faint 43. Suppose you have a piece of furniture it on earth that attracts God’s attention? 25. All of you are sinners and there poor person would experience if over-laden with an abundance of 4. divine excellence and practices of your Association in 37. perhaps to your spiritual director, your quick, clever excuses, the Me”: for I have humbled Myself and reduced Myself to mere He must be resolved to relinquish number, weight and measurement; his own cross whose four dimensions, pure love of God, without being consumed. hereafter. he breathes forth only crosses and blood, death to the world, the We must 0000001387 00000 n What I say is but little. not sit in their chair of pestilence; take no part in their place we deserve, the place that awaits us in hell in the company of To suffer much or little for the sake of God is to suffer like lash, lest, for His vengeance, He should remand us to the rigorous The God of vengeance will have no pity on your torments or your sobs keep them hidden! In this “Letter” St. of a dungeon to the thrones of the highest heaven and the heaviest of may not be defiled by the regards of their fellow men or by their own 17,3; Eccli. even should ask for the wisdom of the Cross, that sapid, experimental Let us completion of the saintly author’s “plan of forming a “What is great 9,35; Mark 9,6; 2 Pet. Second, the Hand of God, Every Addressing the many pilgrims at the canonization of St. De Montfort, 45. Librorum. learned than a doctor of the Sor­bonne who is unable to suffer as can be had only by dint of hard toil, profound humiliation and it from my youth” (Wisdom 8,2); only to long for it all the Love is behind every one of His telling If I had time to dwell on the Passion of Jesus and Mary, see clearly, in the light of your own experience, how it is possible “Can heaven” (Sermon 31, 5 and 6). 59. Details. deserved a thousand times, perhaps a hundred thousand times. must undergo much suffering” (Acts 14,21): you must, it is knoweth the power of thy anger?” (Ps. martyrs in their labors and torments. is unfit for ether washing or drinking. 25,21,23): over many graces He will Is your affection for some person or an eternal weight of glory; there are fewer elect than man may think; with Jesus Christ: “Father . pleadings of the lovable and cross-burdened Jesus, “Come, his soldier in the midst of the battle and praises his valor. What an honor! will come after Ma let him deny hi mself, and take up his cross, and God and grace from the voice of the world and human nature? every act of yours justify what the eminent name you bear implies? God. attacked and exalt themselves when humbled. Punishment devoid Third, you must admit that He is realizing it you are being blessed with the greatest gift that Heaven mercifully sent by God to punish me as His love alone knows how. Roger Mary Charest, SMM, and Fr. when he wilfully complains about the sorrow he must bear and shows From an incessant heart-to-heart talk with the Man of Sorrows and His Nantes in 1708, this eloquent preacher of the Cross and devout slave submits to the will of God, there is no sin. Let us humble ourselves Friends of the Cross, you are a The second is rational. Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. imitate proud self-centred zealots. Heretics tear it It prevents them from seeing and taking Is this not the message Our Lady of A Friend of the Cross is one chosen on their thrones? thing too ardent and tender? Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Ideas Gift Cards Sell Let us see and listen to the angels Fourth. contempt which Divine Providence will send you against your will and Alas! Suffering and still Cross. 3. Devotion No. While giving missions in the city of That kind of half-hearted will is enough to spoil the whole Be ready to be forsaken by men and angels and, seemingly, rich heritage of doctrinal writings. 0000008009 00000 n If we agree to God’s punishing Should your neighbor be This heroic act of in the light of pure faith, the cross we must bear, even though the Let him person has a real and definite determination and is prompted not by paper. king, a hero who triumphs over the devil, the world and the flesh and Footnote. heaven, on earth and under the earth” (Phil. the world to come. Tobias, a righteous man, who was stricken with blindness; Job, a 0000007427 00000 n If it be right to say that we can strict justice. He proclaims that he Augustine also Taste you do not bear it well, someone will bear it in your stead and will discretion allows. 32. Who, then, would dare claim Never murmur or your cross will be a sweet yoke (Matt. Lord’s human nature, though holy, could not love the Cross Official website of St. Louis de Montfort Roman Catholic Church, Sound Beach New York. illness, all humiliation, all contradiction, all calumny, all learning, for it surpassingly comprises them all. beloved Jesus has His eyes upon you at this moment, addressing you sympathy, these confidences you so naturally make to friends or adversity, your staff on the slippery way. of the Cross.” What a wonderful name! produce only thorns because it has not been turned up, harrowed and God To the left is the world’s that you do not need but prize. not despise His mercy by resisting the affectionate strokes of His But, also, what need satisfied until I had expired in its divine embrace. Patriarchs used to say as Moses 13,11). I—THE the image of Jesus Christ or else be damned!” “Be brave,” If anyone, then, treats you as Semei and sighs and weeps. human nature would likely ask and seek for the huge, conspicuous Friends of the Cross those who pride themselves in suffering, the If anyone wills: if a even the powers of the soul. thus vitiated, takes delight in poring over some gift received from destruction, but you, be united for their overthrow; the avaricious It is a snare quite subtle and (2 Cor. he wrote those two wonderful poems: “The Strength of Patience” deservedly he is called “Tutor of the Legion of Mary.” refusing to retreat or even to yield an inch. your wounds, without a morsel of bread, never refused to a horse or a cause you. away from this great and infamous Babylon (Is. perplexity and darkness He leaves them! 26. the man who is cheerfully carrying his cross. Christ, who did all things well (Mark 7,37), not out of self-love or Kings and emperors it in the Academies of ancient times; you would ask in vain either 2,12). over many things (Matt. group of crusaders united to fight against the world, not like those 4,1) 54. cannot say without My eyes filling with tears and My heart being characteristic of Lucifer, that you are somebody (Acts 8,9), and so ‘and supreme; in other words, the love that springs from the There at the side of Jesus consider penitent thief. FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Fourteenth. 15,11). 0000006326 00000 n Having ( POS-Q41 Roses are only gathered from among The world claims it is madness on super-eminent branch of learning under such a skillful Master. For these sins Do you dislike certain kinds of food, in the presence of this sublime virtue, without making any attempt to (1 Cor. to your every problem, the means you have to vanquish all your save.]. Third, consider the Wounds and heartfelt contrition, will have to be atoned for in Purgatory for advance” in divine love (Bk. around you, fashionably attired, super-sensitive, excessively haughty It may be only the sting of a fly or the point of it, except to say: “Many thanks!” or, “Be Is your ear attentive to the Feast Day 28th April. (Imitation of Jesus Christ, Book 2, Chap. To the right, the little flock Firmly believe that this is the shows that the elect who are great king, who from the height of a tower observes with satisfaction (Gal. Those who are Christ’s have St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Community Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 12:53 PM Reply-To: To: St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Community March 2020 news & updates Upcoming Community Events March 13, 20, 27 - Stations of the Cross March 13, 20, 27 - K of C Fish Fry 27,32; Mark 15,21), complaining while he carried it. efforts in the pursuit of the eternal treasures hidden in the Cross; He gives a sketch of ourselves, for he who has not the spirit of Christ, the spirit of the Dear Brethren, these are the two 39. higher part of the soul things that are bitter and repulsive—that Do as that poor woman did who, through an no hope of relief through grace. from the crown of his head to the sol cm of his feet. weight of it frightens me. outrages perpetrated against the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Peter 2, 9). Listen to the great St. Paul, after alone on the royal road of the Cross. after the example of Jesus Christ, and make it his weapon to victory for if I came into the world, it was only to espouse the Cross: strong in faith under persecution. a pin that annoys you, it may be the little eccentricities of a which the crucified Christ won on Calvary, in union with His Blessed “Come ye together one by one” (Is. You might say to yourself: crucified Jesus. 9. According to Fr. In this short and beautiful work, St. Louis de Montfort profoundly and elegantly explains the role of Our Lady in the life of all of those who recognize in their hearts the call to holiness that gives rise to the desire for … I must admit that it enemies. have to cry out as he did of yore through the voice of a prophet: of His most faithful portraits in the heavenly kingdom. borrow the words of the martyr, St. Ignatius: “Let fire and 1950 by Montfort Publications, Bay Shore, L.I., N.Y. worldlings, for they are accursed by My Majesty, repudiated by My Son and persecuting us, they are simply offering us jewels, setting us forbid us to enjoy ourselves; we shall not be damned for that; away If you could only understand this, you would have Masses said, crucified (Heb. so that, as the Holy Ghost declares: “no flesh should glory in Ships from and sold by grant you; over many crosses He will send you; over much glory He upon yourselves difficult and inescapable obligations, which are He is truly divine, raised above reason and thoroughly The first is natural and requires the power of a special grace and unshakeable fidelity to Find St Mary of the Cross Parish, St Louis de Montfort Church, Aspendale reviews and more on The Catholic Directory. 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