Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
I have posted tomorrows information for the last week of study of this Consecration. The below information is on the Cross which is the greatest act of love done for humankind. It is a great mystery which many die never fully understanding it nor even come close to wanting to. The study of Jesus for the St. Louis deMontfort Consecration does emphasize the love of the Cross and the relation to the Holy Eucharist. Below is a little review. May we keep each other in prayer during these final days before our renewal or our first Consecration. God bless!
(I listen to the book on tape of Anne Catherine Emmerich's Passion of Jesus during Lent...a suggestion for this week and the remainder of Lent...link below...God bless)
THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST
Those who truly love Jesus want to share in His sufferings. They want to know His Heart. They want to comfort His Heart. This is who Mary is. Our Consecration will lead us to experience this sharing of the “cross”. One cannot be united to Christ if we are not united to the cross. Jesus cannot be seen in this life without the cross. It gives Jesus consolation to know that He can share this passion of horrible human ingratitude with His Eucharistic souls. It is a means of reparation. If we truly love Him and want to console Him whom we love, how can we deny Him the gift of ourselves in sharing in His passion. We must ask Him like St. Francis of Assisi to not be allowed to die without sharing in that love for the salvation of souls by uniting ourselves to Jesus' Passion for the glory of the Father. The highest love for the Father is the complete accomplishment of His Will in the perfect and personal participation by every soul in the sacrifice of Jesus. Since Mary was the only soul who perfectly accomplished this union with Jesus on the cross, it is only wise to seek to accomplish this ourselves with Her, in Her and by Her.
To love the Cross, we must see Jesus on it and understand the personal and indestructible ties that bind Him to it. To love the Cross, we must experience the sweet and strong attraction which Jesus Crucified exercises over souls, as He Himself promised in John 12:32 when He said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all things to Myself.” When man is abandoned to himself, he hates pain but when the fire of the Holy Spirit burns within his soul, there is nothing he loves so intensely. It seems like madness but that madness is the madness of a God in love, who willed to die for us and who left on earth this sublime folly for us to share in.
The Holy Spirit, who communicates the science of the cross and infuses love for it in souls; also gives to chosen souls a participation in it according to His loving designs. We must remember that martyrdom itself without love means nothing. Hell is suffering but it is sterile, desolate and full of despair. In order for sacrifice to have value, it must be the fruit of love and to have infinite value, it must be the fruit of infinite love. All the souls who wish to share in the sacrifice of Jesus, all who wish like Him to offer themselves to the Father in their Holy Communions must offer themselves through the Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit with His Spouse, Mary who unites our poor sorrows with the infinite sorrows of Jesus, mingles our blood with the Divine Blood, nails us to the Cross with the Divine Victim and fuses our hearts with the Divine Heart of Jesus. It is important to understand that the Eucharist is the sacrifice of Calvary – the sublime mystery of the Cross. (Which is why the attack on the Latin Mass - the world (led by Satan) hates the Cross) Jesus unites with us in the Eucharist and asks us to prolong His Passion, His martyrdom, His immolation to “complete what is lacking to the Passion of Christ” Col 1:24. The crucifixion of Christ, in anyone who is His member, is fruitful, supremely fruitful in obtaining graces of salvation for souls and for glorifying the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to whom belongs all honor and glory.
In conclusion, when Jesus left the earth to go to the Father, He wanted to stay with us until the consummation of the world, so He instituted His Sacrament of Love – the Eucharist. When we partake of this great Sacrament, we are called to be Eucharistic souls, like Mary. We partake in the sufferings of Christ on the cross as He cries “I thirst”. We are called to be Jesus in the world but since Jesus was formed in the Immaculate Womb of Mary, we cannot nor will we be formed by the Holy Spirit other than in this same pure Womb of our Heavenly Mother - mystically.
In order for Mary to form Jesus within us, we must imitate Her loving abandonment, Her immaculate purity and her hidden life of prayer. We must always say, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to Your Word.”
During these trying days in the world and in the Church, may we truly be motivated to take Our Mother's hand and allow Her to lead us to Jesus....to the Eucharist...to the Cross. This is why the attacks on the true Mass. Satan knows where Jesus is and how souls are saved from him. With Our Lady, we can feel confident that She will guide us through these storms. St. Louis deMontfort predicted these days and how ONLY those in the company of Mary will make it to the foot of the Cross...all others will hide in fear. St. John was the only apostle standing with Mary. She has been appointed to crush the head of the serpent! Let us make this Consecration with true confidence and complete love and surrender to the Divine Heart of Jesus.....for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.....and let us make a REAL THANKSGIVING TO THE ETERNAL FATHER FOR THE GREAT GIFT OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER AND HIS DIVINE SON WHO TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF THE SINS OF THE WORLD AND DIED ON A CROSS FOR US! WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR....AND HOPEFUL FOR!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!