January 8, 2018

Saint John Vianney's Words to Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot on Bearing One's Cross

Pauline-Marie Jaricot

Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot was a 19th century French Catholic laywoman and the foundress of the Society of the Propagation of the Faith and the Living Rosary Association. During her life, she visited with Saint John Vianney many times. Here are the Curé d'Ars words to her on bearing our crosses with love.
Through the hands of the Blessed Virgin, the Good God frequently grants one of the greatest gifts in heaven's treasury; an understanding of the way of the cross: a love of trials and sufferings. My sister, to try to get from under the cross is to be crushed by its weight, but to suffer it lovingly is to suffer no longer.
― St. John Vianney
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Prayer in Honor of the Holy Cross of Christ

Almighty God and Father, who willed that your Only Begotten Son should undergo the Cross to save the human race and restore all things to You, grant, we pray, that we, who have known his mystery on earth, may duly merit the grace of his redemption in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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