Friends of the Rosary:
Jesus is closer to the sick and the suffering than to anyone else.
Humanity was saved by the suffering of Christ through His passion and crucifixion.
In his Apostolic letter Salvifici Doloris (“Redemptive Suffering”), St. John Paul II wrote: “To suffer means to become particularly open to the working of the salvific powers of God, offered to humanity in Christ.”
“In Christ God has confirmed his desire to act especially through suffering, which is man’s weakness.”
“God wishes to make his power known precisely in this weakness and emptying of self.”
Maria Blanca offered herself as a victim in the light of the cross, according to several priests who knew her. She suffered a Calvary without complaint in her two months stay at the hospital. Moreover, she said in numerous audio messages that she was very happy.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Pray for Us!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York
We celebrate today the memorial day of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, born in Lombardy, Italy, She came to America as a missionary, and founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. She is the first American citizen to be canonized.