Today is Passion Sunday which marks the last two weeks before Easter (Passiontide). Pope Paul VI (soon to be saint) during the time of the Second Vatican Council, combined Palm Sunday with the word Passion Sunday which lessened the time of Passiontide and did away with the cloaking of images in purple. (An exercise of heroic virtue at a time of rampant sin?). But we who choose to be Pre-Vatican II because of its errors and break from Tradition, honor this Sunday as Passion Sunday which starts Passiontide and we cloak our images in purple to remind us of this solemn time to help us focus on the Passion of Jesus. Therefore, I have posted the following sufferings of Jesus that we can meditate on. I also recommend the Dolorous Passion of Anne Catherine Emmerich as well. May we not neglect to always meditate on the Passion of our dear Savior Jesus Christ throughout the year but especially during these two weeks before Easter. Why? - to increase our love and gratitude and to offer more reparation for the rampant sin around us. May we help bring to Jesus many souls for His Glory!
Also, this will help us to increase our mortifications until the day of Easter by reading these accounts of Jesus Passion remembering that these were allowed by God for all the crimes and sins of the world. The following seems a bit excessive but in the light that they were endured for the salvation of mankind – we can read these with great remorse for our sins and know that we too can offer sacrifices in union with the Passion of Christ for the sins we see all around us – especially in the Church which is wounding the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
The following were revealed to a pious God-loving Sister Mary Magdalen of the Sancta Clara Order, Franciscan, who lived, died and was beatified in Rome. (PLEASE NOTE: This is not the Sr. Magdalena of the Cross (who is not beatified) from the 1500's who made a pact with the devil - Pope Clement XII approved this devotion in the 1700's and therefore this does not pertain to her )
Jesus fulfilled the wish of this sister who desired ardently to know something about the secret tortures which He endured the night before His death.
“The Jews considered Me as the most wretched man living on earth so that is why”:
“Anyone who daily offers Me, with love, one of these sufferings and says with fervor the following prayer, will be rewarded with eternal glory on the day of judgement.”
“My Lord and My God, it is my unchangeable will to honor You in these FIFTEEN SECRET TORMENTS when You shed Your Precious Blood: As many times as there are grains of sand around the seas, as grains of wheat in the fields, as blades of grass in the meadows, as fruit in the orchards, as leaves on the trees, as flowers in the gardens, as stars in the sky, as angels in Heaven, as creatures on earth, so many thousands of times may You be glorified, praised and honored. O most love-worthy Lord Jesus Christ – Your Holiest Heart, Your Precious Blood, Your Divine Sacrifice for mankind, the Holiest Sacrament of the Altar. The Most Holy Virgin Mary, the nine glorious choirs of Angels and the Blessed Phalanx of the Saints, from myself and everyone, now and forever, and in the eternal ages.”
“My God, My God, how I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament on the altar!”
Holy Mother Mary help us to stand at the foot of the cross with You so that we too may give our love, gratitude and reparation! Our Lady of Sorrows - pray for us!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 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!