Saturday, November 07, 2009

Patience - November 7

Thoughts on the Patient Endurance of Sorrows and Sufferings


The Way of the Cross is a striking image of our life. We are all journeying toward a more or less distant Calvary; at the first Station of this journey we are all condemned to death; at the last we are laid in the sepulcher.

Between these two, what trials, what sufferings, what struggles, and, alas, what falls! These are the intermediate Stations of our journey, and the sorrowful Stations of Our Lord teach how we should bear our­selves in ours, that is, how we should obey, rise again when we have fallen; endure, and be silent.

His silence speaks to us, His sufferings teach us, His patience satisfies for us. His charity wins us.

­A fervent Christian will find in each Station a lesson and encouragement for every situation of his soul. Happpy souls, who love the Way of the Cross!
Compiled and Edited by Rev. F. X. Lasance
Author of "My Prayerbook," etc.

Published by Benziger Brothers
Printers to the Holy Apostolic See

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