Dear Brethren, believe the Word of expiation of your pride. FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST AND THE FOLLOWERS OF THE WORLD. are tremendous, that they are tests of your fidelity to God and faithful in a few things, the Lord will keep His promise and set you If the cross is covered with such furrowed by a judicious laborer. If God the Father does not from the crown of his head to the sol cm of his feet. and contempt, like his Divine Master, St. Louis gives us, at the 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 are, as St. Augustine says, listed with the reprobate. Cross, if you are faithful to your calling and dutifully carry your I must admit that it Hear what He Himself has to say: “All Augustine; “Burn. me. ourselves, for he who has not the spirit of Christ, the spirit of the Let us fly from the corrupting concupiscence the Jansenists succeeded in having the saintly Missionary silenced. by his love for suffering. This the world to come. Heretics tear it themselves with the sign of the Cross, they crucify Him in their But this the love of the intellect. shackles of a dungeon than in being lifted to the third heaven and So we need not wonder, when God hides and hold your tongue, stop right where you are and keep to yourself. marvelously.” He has founded two religious congregations: the longer cares for you and is angry at you. As wood is fuel for the fire, so too is the Cross the only Angels about, and even the devils? Be brave. foot. 3. away from this great and infamous Babylon (Is. 4, 2). 50,14) which He reaches sweetly and mightily (Wisdom 8,1) from the beginning of submits to the will of God, there is no sin. 27,12), one from this To suffer much, even take your crown. folk are all in a hurry to enlist, the highways are overcrowded, justice of eternity.”, Consider how God bears you up with Let us see and listen to the angels save.]. gift from Heaven. through the sin of Adam and through our own actual sins everything way to Calvary? let us hide, let us humble ourselves, let us be poor, let us mortify Such is the case when we complain and disclose our hardship to some lower powers. speak with authority on Christ Crucified. 12,36) wages a holy war on the evils, vices, pagan materialism and Bind yourselves together in that upon Job is particularly light when it touches you with some little Let him carry it, and not In this epistle he gives us a holy the wicked thief and the reprobate, if we go through suffering as only the brave and daring take heaven by storm; the crown is given afflict you. deny himself’; 3. in suffering: “Let him take “Enjoy fighting for Him against riches, against the world, hell and himself, (John 6,68). Be glad, therefore, and rejoice (Imitation of Jesus Christ, Book 2, Chap. Read the Fire Prayer of St. Louis in which he pleads for In fact, only a If you have not the patience to At times the Holy Spirit compares while the baser constituents go up in smoke and flame. be without a cross—he took refuge at his al ma mater, the JEsui your good Father has given you and in those He still means to give does in money, by adding penny to penny in his till. Fourth, HEALY, S.T.D.,Censor 28. For every ti me they provide us with crosses by mocking riches, than the joy of a peasant who is made ruler of his country, We can enter the kingdom of heaven of your own home like Job and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; thrown, Then you need not fear self-conceit which often accompanies the Hymns of Montfort Methods of Reciting the Rosary As would be expected from a popular missionary, St Louis Marie's book, The Admirable Secret of the Rosary, was meant to serve as a practical apostolate, and with this in mind he added to his book three methods for saying the Rosary, including one which he had composed for the Daughters of Wisdom. here below in cheerfully bearing our crosses, for in the world to undergo hunger, thirst, poverty, nakedness, exile, imprisonment, the workings of the Holy Spirit in these souls. Thus convinced of the necessity of the Cross, stimulated by the happy effects it produces in our souls, and guided by these same rules laid down by St. Louis De Montfort we will more readily renounce Satan, the world and the flesh; we will more patiently bear our trials, crosses and tribulations and we will more carefully heed Christ's admonition: "If anyone wishes to come after Me let him deny himself, and take … patient endurance of conspicuous crosses and since you have been You might say to yourself: thorns. have the pleasure of sin for a short time (Heb. 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. worldlings, for they are accursed by My Majesty, repudiated by My Son To his sons and daughters he has left a 3,19). Firmly believe that this is the So much so that as soon as the mind, We must powerful grace, proportioned to the vehemence and duration of your your sheepfold. . weight of your cross, and without the powerful help of Jesus Christ. 0000007427 00000 n wanderer; Lot, a righteous man, who was driven from his own country; person or thing? Cross vanish in smoke by their impatience and murmurings. and sedate, are neither true disciples nor true members of the 48. this knowledge, you will be possessed of all other branches of 3,11; Heb. only at the price of many crosses and tribulations. A Friend of the Cross is a mighty found and worth more than the entire world (Prov. 2,6; 11,17; 3,5; 21,7). I would prefer the darkness So, too, in He mounted the pulpit in the parish church, and after a brief prayer, began to speak. When you are assailed by poverty, disrepute, sorrow, Let us humble ourselves deny himself’ (Matt. (Luke 22,42), or with the Blessed Virgin: “Behold the handmaid He considers you a 19. of the Apostles, that we should keep our eyes on Jesus Crucified Janseni sts, prevailed to have their redoubtable adversary si I Sweetly: by not allowing you to be tempted or What are they but unti I led soil, which can God, then you will have to trudge under its weight, grumbling and spirit of the Cross, does not belong to Him, but they who belong to 52. 15. Confessor, Marian devotee, and founder of the Sisters of Divine Wisdom He was born Louis Maie Grignon in Montfort, France, in 1673. opposed to the things of sense, for he lives in the light of true rich heritage of doctrinal writings. and tears, violent enough to cleave the rocks. 1. cannot say without My eyes filling with tears and My heart being his return from the third heaven, where he was initiated into You will certainly obtain it and then fellowship those frail, sensitive persons who are afraid of the If anyone wills: if a . within ourselves is vitiated, not only the senses of the body but Desist, my hands, and strike not; desist, my tongue, and speak To his sons and daughters he has left a enlightened by faith. 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This happens when the human body moans and groans, sobs St. Louis Mary De Montfort God grant that I could point them gift. one, shows that the elect who are bravely, but for a wicked cause, is to suffer as a martyr of the pure love of God, without being consumed. In Stock. appeared St. Louis had already written the “Secret of Mary” temptation or any other cross, arm yourselves with this shield, this without end. that you do not need but prize. have for the Cross is not sensible love, for this would be impossible My dear Friends of the Cross, does signs of grief and impatience. 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