My Cross, My Blessing…

You may not think of this right now but it is through the examples of the saints that we will understand the gift of the cross that God has given each one of us.  Please never look at your cross as a curse but a blessing, each day if you seek Our Lord in the journey, you will find the blessings your cross has in your journey of life.  God our loving Father has a gentle plan that is strengthening us each day in our journey towards Heaven, remember HE loves you.

The post below has a link (please click the link in blue “LECTURE”) that I pray you will take time to listen to.  St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, aka, Edith Stein, has so blessed me to understand the blessings of the cross, she is teaching me and I pray that she teaches you that your cross is truly a blessing.  The ways we accept this blessing is taking our time for prayer and adoration with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and offering all to Jesus.

God bless you,
Therese, ocds

Carmelite Authors 101: Edith Stein/St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

LECTURE

December 4, 2010

“What did not lie in my plans, lay in God’s plans”

– Edith Stein

Blessed Mary Fontanella

[Blessed Mary Fontanella]
One of twelve children. At age twelve she joined the Cistercians at Saluzza. Unfortunately, Mary’s father died soon after, and Mary had to return home to help with the family. Four years later, over the protests of her family, she joined the Carmelites in Turin, Italy. Visionary and mystic, she was the victim of numerous diabolical attacks. Novice mistress in 1691 at age 33. Prioress in 1694. Found a Carmelite monastery at Moncaglieri. Noted for her strong devotion to Saint Joseph.


To St. Joseph for Protection
“Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family from all evil as you did the Holy Family. Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ, ever fervent in the imitation of the virtue of our Blessed Lady, your sinless spouse, and always faithful in devotion to you. Amen” ~ From the Franciscan Mission Associates