Spiritual Considerations for the Passion of Jesus Countdown (5) ~ Pope Francis Answers the Question: Why the Cross?
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Spiritual Considerations for the Passion of Jesus Countdown (5) ~ Pope Francis Answers the Question: Why the Cross?

Jesus enters Jerusalem in order to die on the Cross. And it is here that his kingship shines forth in godly fashion: his royal throne is the wood of the Cross! I think of what Benedict XVI said to the cardinals, ‘You are princes, but of a crucified King.’ That is Jesus’ throne. Jesus takes … Continue reading

Spiritual Considerations for the Passion of Jesus Countdown (6) ~ What Separates Peter and Judas is Repentance as Opposed to Remorse
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Spiritual Considerations for the Passion of Jesus Countdown (6) ~ What Separates Peter and Judas is Repentance as Opposed to Remorse

“Peter was now filled with repentance, as Judas in a few hours would be filled with remorse. Peter’s sorrow was caused by the thought of sin itself or the wounding of the Person of God. Repentance is not concerned with consequences; but remorse is inspired principally by fear of consequences; but remorse is inspired principally … Continue reading

Spiritual Considerations for the Passion of Jesus Countdown (10) ~ Placing our Sufferings at the Foot of the Cross gives Meaning and Hope!
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Spiritual Considerations for the Passion of Jesus Countdown (10) ~ Placing our Sufferings at the Foot of the Cross gives Meaning and Hope!

An great excerpt worthy of consideration from the Stations of the Cross led by Benedict XVI at the Colosseum in Rome in 2009: FIRST STATION Jesus in agony in the Garden of Olives V/. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi. R/. Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum. From the Gospel according to Saint Luke. 22:41-44 Jesus withdrew from them … Continue reading