Triumph of the Cross
We adore you most holy Lord Jesus Christ and we praise, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world. We glory in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for he is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through him we are saved and made free...God our Father, in obedience to you, your only Son accepted death on the cross for the salvation of all humanity. We acknowledge the mystery of the cross in our life. May we receive the gift of redemption in heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever. Amen.
We should think less of ourselves and believe others better than we
|2 1st Friday |
True humility of heart is felt and lived, more than it can be demonstrated
|3 1st Saturday|
Don't allow the sad spectacle of humanity's injustice affect your inner peace
Only truly serious matters can trouble a strong and generous heart.
The Lord slowly reveals to us who we really are.
Humility and charity go together. One glorifies and sanctifies the other
You have built badly. Destroy and rebuild well.
Never be pleased with yourself. Everything comes from God.
Ask Jesus for humility, trust, and faith
God will always give us more than we deserve.
Wait: your turn will arrive.
Peace is a prelude to eternal happiness.
If you want to sow seed, then sow seed in a good field.
In the spiritual life it is necessary to move forward, never backward.
Be patient in bearing your imperfections.
If the boat stops moving, the wind will send it back
One who does not meditate is like someone who never looks at him/herself
Continually thank God that you are a child of the Church
The Cross must be our daily bread
P. Pio receives Stigmata (1918)
Moderate your impulses and set your conscience right
Anxiety is vain and useless.
Don't afflict yourself to the point of losing your inner peace
Death of P. Pio (1968) - Feast Day
Resign yourself to drink the chalice of Gethsemane.
Remember that Jesus redeemed us on Calvary.
We must die to ourselves if we are to be clothed in Christ.
Life without the love of God is worse than death.
The human soul is the battleground between God and satan.
Humble yourself and pray. In this way you will surely find God.
Be constant in doing good and fight your defects.
Have faith, constancy and perseverance
Death, judgement and eternity are drawing near. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way, for that I need You. It is getting late and death approaches. I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need you, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
(At the end of each day's brief prayer, say the following )
Let us pray:
Almighty and eternal God, by a singular grace you allowed your priest, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, to participate in the mystery of the Cross of your Son, and through his ministry, you revealed the marvels of your mercy. Grant that through his intercession we may remain one with Christ in his Passion so as to joyfully attain the glory of the Resurrection. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
|O Holy Mother of Jesus Crucified, pray that I may reflect upon His Passion and be every grateful for His love. You felt and saw His sufferings more than all the others who were present, because you contemplated it not only with the eyes of your body and soul, but with a Mother's heart for a beloved child.||
O Holy Mother, grant that I may stand with you near the Cross; permit me to contemplate with you the Passion of your Jesus, and to have a share in your sorrow and tears, a share in your trust and love.
O Holy Mother, impress deeply in my heart the wounds of the Crucified; permit me to bear the difficulties of life with patience, trust, and total confidence in the Father all-providing care.
O Holy Mother, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina loved you with a childlike love and sought your almighty intercession in his life. As a Spiritual Child of so holy a child of God, I ask you to accept me as your child, though unworthy, and protect me. Accompany my every step and protect me from all evil. Lead me to Jesus, that in the Spirit of the Lord, I may enter the Father's loving embrace forever. Amen.