Our Lord is Christ crucified therefore as he tells St. Faustina the bride must resemble the bridegroom. To walk with Him involves suffering. We are told through the Saints and Mother Mary to pray that suffering will become a joy for us. Saint Faustina in her diary shares with us some of the beautiful gifts of suffering. "Suffering is the greatest treasure on earth; it purifies the soul. In suffering, we learn who our true friend is"(342 diary)."True love is measured by the thermometer of suffering"(343 diary).
|St. Andre Bessette|
So many of us pray for a miracle to end our suffering. However, St. Andre tells us we can experience a miracle daily by choosing to carry our cross for God. “People who suffer have something to offer to God. When they succeed in enduring their suffering, that is a daily miracle.”
As we enter Lent one way to remember Jesus' passion is by praying the Stations of the Cross. The Lord is generous with those who honor His passion by Way of the Cross. The following are the promises to those who have a devotion to the Way of the Cross. These promises were relayed to Brother Estanislao.