Apostolate of Suffering: “For Love of Jesus, I Beg you who are in Anguish of Soul to Offer your Family Troubles, your Sorrows and Mental Anguish as a Missionary Apostolate. Give them all to Him”
“Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church.” St. Paul (Colossians 1:24)
Catholic author Mary Fabyan Windeatt in her 1949 book “Saint Paul the Apostle” showed how when we sin we injure Jesus, again, in His Church which is his Mystical Body:
[Paul said,] “When one part of the human body is injured, the whole body suffers. It is the same way with the Mystical Body of Christ.”
“I mean that when any one of us sins, the whole Church is hurt. Not just ourselves.”
This was something which deeply disturbed those newcomers who had never read Paul’s letter to the Church in Rome. A sin, even a very small sin, could wound the Mystical Body of Christ, even as His human body had been wounded during the Passion? Oh, no!
“Yes,” said Paul emphatically. “it’s true.” Then, noting the shadow which had fallen upon several faces: “but it’s also true that one good deed performed in the state of grace, even a very small deed, has just the opposite effect.” At this there was a murmur of astonishment. “You don’t mean that the whole Church profits from a single good deed, master?”
Paul nodded eagerly. “Yes, That’s just what I mean. Now do you see why we should love our neighbor and do all that we can to help him?” (Pages 194-195)
Not only our good deeds when done in the state of grace profit Jesus in His Mystical Body which is the Church, but most of all the Mass infinitely profits us and the world in atoning for sin and giving grace to be the adopted children of God the Father.
Paul explained to these Christian brethren how the all-holy Sacrifice of the New Law, the Eucharistic Sacrifice (which would later become known as the Mass), infinitely surpassed the animal sacrifices of the Old Law. (Page 212)
Also, our prayers outside of Mass and sufferings when united to Christ bring grace to all.
There is an old four page pamphlet titled “The Apostolate of Suffering” which on the cover has a drawing of Jesus on the Cross saying to us:
“Give me your hopelessness, unhappiness, failure, bitterness, misery, regrets, desolation, instability, frustration, sorrow, heartaches, struggle, pain, fears, poverty, worry, loneliness, regrets, frustration, rejection, indecision, helplessness, fatigue, anxiety, [etc…].”
The pamphlet, moreover, says Don’t Waste Suffering! Pay the Ransom – for Souls:
Why should there be an Apostolate of Suffering?
I have been redeemed by the Cross. Therefore I must cooperate in the salvation of souls. I can be and I desire to be an apostle in my sufferings. Tears shed without love are wasted and embitter the soul. To weep with love consoles, sanctifies and redeems. No one is nearer the Crucified King.
Fr. Mateo, SS.CC. in the pamphlet, writes:
Let those who are ill, those who suffer, those whose hearts are breaking under the Cross, listen to the words of life, of comfort and of hope that I address to them in the name and for the glory of the heart of Jesus.
The world is going astray along a path of unbridled sensuality. You who are suffering and ill can stop thousands of souls on this downward path; you can rescue sinners and be apostles in your pain and weariness. You can purify, make reparation, and save souls by offering your sufferings as an apostolate of love.
Vanity, frivolity, forgetfulness of God, and outrages against His Law daily threaten to fill hell with souls. For love of Jesus, I beg you who are in anguish of soul to offer your family troubles, your sorrows and mental anguish as a missionary apostolate. Give them all to Him.
Priests and religious need help in their sublime mission; you, whose hearts are torn with sorrow and trouble of every kind, you who are misunderstood, families in mourning, orphans, do not lose your golden treasure, do not waste your precious tears – perhaps a father, a husband, a brother or a son is in danger of eternal death. Offer your sufferings, in the Chalice of Mary’s heart to Jesus Who thirsts for souls.
All you who suffer, do not forget that sorrow sanctified by love, becomes the holiest of missions, the most persuasive of sermons, the most fruitful of apostolates. So preach the Social Reign of the Heart of Jesus, even while you are nailed to the cross.
Mary Fabyan Windeatt in her 1949 book shows the above is the secret of true happiness and meaning in this life:
Paul smiled at the boy whom he had known only a few short weeks, but whom he had already loved as a son. “Was Our Lord afraid of danger?” he said mildly. “Did He run away from suffering?”
“N-no.”“Then why should we – His followers?”“But that was different! Jesus was the Son of God – the Messias! While you and Barnabas…’“We’re only men?”“Yes.”Paul put his hand on Timothy’s shoulder. “But doesn’t the Holy Spirit whom the Father sent from Heaven strengthen and console us in our troubles?”Timothy was silent. And abruptly Paul began to speak about Jesus Christ. What was life for, if not to spend in loving and serving Him. What was there without Him but emptiness? An emptiness that made for misery and boredom, that made even the slightest pain something to be avoided, and death the worst of all loses.“To work for the Lord, and then to die for Him! That is the most glorious thing that can happen to a person!” cried Paul triumphantly. “Don’t you understand?”[…]“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain!”[…]“For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I count them as dung that I may gain Christ.”[…]
Paul had found the secret of happiness in this world. He desired nothing but the knowledge of Christ, for himself and others. As a result, death held no terror for him. After all, how could it. In a sense he already died, for his will was completely united to the Will of God.“
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say, rejoice.” Finally: “May the peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ.”
Note: My sister Dorothy Martinez passed away yesterday. Please say a Our Father for her. Thank you.
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis’s Amoris Laetitia.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants you to do now and next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost – Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.
– Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church in such a situation:
“[T]he Pope… WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See.”
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said “the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church.”
– “If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?”: http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
– “Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?”: http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
– LifeSiteNews, “Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial weight behind communion for adulterers,” December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows “sexually active adulterous couples facing ‘complex circumstances’ to ‘access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'”
– On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
“The AAS statement… establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense.”
– On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
“Francis’ heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents.”
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
– Intel Cryptanalyst-Mathematician on Biden Steal: “212Million Registered Voters & 66.2% Voting,140.344 M Voted…Trump got 74 M, that leaves only 66.344 M for Biden” [http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/intel-cryptanalyst-mathematician-on.html?m=1]
– Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times “Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003”: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html– Tucker Carlson’s Conservatism Inc. Biden Steal Betrayal is explained by “One of the Greatest Columns ever Written” according to Rush: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/tucker-carlsons-conservatism-inc-biden.html?m=1 – A Hour which will Live in Infamy: 10:01pm November 3, 2020:
http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2021/01/a-hour-which-will-live-in-infamy-1001pm.html?m=1 What is needed right now to save America from those who would destroy our God given rights is to pray at home or in church and if called to even go to outdoor prayer rallies in every town and city across the United States for God to pour out His grace on our country to save us from those who would use a Reichstag Fire-like incident to destroy our civil liberties. [Is the DC Capitol Incident Comparable to the Nazi Reichstag Fire Incident where the German People Lost their Civil Liberties?: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/is-dc-capital-incident-comparable-to.html?m=1 and Epoch Times Show Crossroads on Capitol Incident: “Anitfa ‘Agent Provocateurs‘”:
Pray an Our Father now for the grace to know God’s Will and to do it. SHARESHARECommentssaid…Justina I have said the requested Our Father for the repose of Dorothy’s soul, and will continue to pray for this intention.5:52 AMXavier Ramirez said…God bless my aunt for persevering in this life and may the saints and loved ones welcome her joyfully in her now purified state.I humbly pray. (The Joyful mysteries I prayed in her honor as well.)________________________________ Javi
6:41 AMsaid…Fred Martinez Javi and Justina,Thank you!
7:39 AMsaid…Leo Rugiens Fred,I will offer my Mass at 4:00 PM CST today for the repose of the soul Dorothy, and the consolation of you and your family!+Rene Henry Gracida
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