Incredible Revelations On ‘The Way Of The Cross’

The following revelations are very moving, and they should be a gentle wake-up call to many of us, reminding us- amongst other things- to bear our trials patiently. Before reading these revelations, please say a prayer to the Holy Spirit (Many do not derive much profit from prayer and spiritual reading because they do not ask for God’s assistance).

These beautiful words were revealed by Our Lord to Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero, the “Apostle of Mercy.” The Way/Stations of the Cross is a powerful means for growing in holiness. The Servant of God Sr. Josefa Menendez, for example, made the Stations of the Cross of every day. For those who make them frequently (and reverently, of course), Our Lord promises the following: “They’ll never be able to separate themselves from Me, for I’ll give them the grace never again to commit a mortal sin.” (Taken from ‘Prayers and Heavenly Promises’).

*** THE HOLY EXERCISE OF THE WAY OF THE CROSS ***

(NOVEMBER 7-12, 1915)

FIRST STATION

Jesus is Condemned to Death

O my sweet Jesus, my only God, Love of my heart, condemned to death for me! O my soul, consider who He is that receives this sentence and for whom He receives it. Wilt thou still dread humiliations and fly from mortifications? No, good Jesus, with thy divine assistance, I will love Thee more and more and never again offend Thee!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

SECOND STATION

Jesus is Laden with the Cross

My Divine Spouse runs to the Cross as to a nuptial feast. O infinite love of my God! And I have such a dread of every suffering; only to behold it from afar terrifies me, and I try to escape it. And why, my Jesus, but because I am wanting in love? My Jesus, my sweet Jesus, give me a love of the Cross!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

THIRD STATION

Jesus Falls for the First Time under the Cross

My Divine King, the Love of my heart, lies stretched under the Cross; its weight oppresses Him. O most lovable Jesus, in this enormous and most heavy Cross how clearly I behold the fruit of my sins! O my dear and good Jesus, grant that I may weep over those sins of mine that are the cause of such great pain to Thee, and grant that I may nevermore return to them!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

FOURTH STATION

Jesus Meets His Holy Mother

O tenderly loving Jesus, in thy meeting with Thy most Blessed and Holy Mother, how deeply I am touched, and what lessons it breathes to my heart! It is the revelation of Thy most loving Heart. O Jesus, grant that I also while bearing the Cross after Thee, may meet Thy most tender Mother and receive from her a word of comfort, so that I may follow Thee faithfully until death!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

FIFTH STATION

Jesus is Aided by the Cyrenean

Religious Soul, says Jesus, thou art my Cyrenean whom, in My infinite love, I have chosen that I may lay upon thee the burden which oppresses Me, the burden of My love, of My Mercy, which is unknown to the world. It will be thy mission to console the infinite love of God, which seeks solace from its little creature. My Jesus, I come to Thee because Thou hast called me. What a sublime mission Thou offerest me to fulfill! O Jesus, O Love, O Sanctity, teach me Thyself to do that which Thou hast willed for me!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

SIXTH STATION

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

The religious soul, My spouse, says the Lord, is the little Veronica, who wipes My face every time that she mortifies herself: the veil with which she wipes it, is her soul in which I leave My divine Features portrayed. The more pure and spotless the soul is, the more capable is she of receiving My divine Lineaments. If thou wouldst arrive near to Me thou must pass across My enemies, who are thine also, and from whom thou wilt have much to suffer; but the consolation which a single one of My divine Looks will impart, will repay thee with usury. Pause, O good Jesus! I am very small, but I will rise on tiptoe to wipe Thy Face. I will use the very finest linen, the whitest and most delicate; and I will prepare this linen for Thee by my fidelity in three things: purity of intention, charity toward my neighbor, and the most ardent love possible toward Thee ; and do Thou, O Jesus, celestial Beauty, give me a perpetual remembrance of Thee!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

SEVENTH STATION

Jesus Falls the Second Time under the Cross

Why did Jesus fall during His journey to Calvary unless to merit for souls the grace to rise from their falls and to teach them the means of doing so? The infernal enemy conquers religious souls more easily by discouragement than by any other temptation. And it is of supreme importance to know how to triumph over him. He is overcome by unlimited confidence in Jesus; the more frequent the falls, the more should confidence grow in the divine Mercy. O my good Jesus, who so benignly dost use our continual miseries to feed the fire of Thy divine Mercy, look with pitying eyes upon Thy solicitous purveyor, who lets not a moment pass without giving Thee something to burn!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

EIGHTH STATION

Jesus Consoles the Pious Women

The attraction of the most sweet Heart of Jesus is to console those who suffer, to compassionate the miseries of His poor creatures, and ever to show them mercy. Let him who wishes to prove it, come to Me, He says. Let him who would purchase relief and mercy, go to Jesus and present for payment his very miseries; and the merciful Jesus will accept them provided they are offered with humility, confidence and love. O my Jesus, I will console Thy Heart, so desirous of consuming our miseries, and do Thou console mine by giving me Thy holy peace.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

NINTH STATION

Jesus Falls the Third Time under the Cross

Jesus wills to bear the torture of this third fall so that he may suffer the more; for the more one loves, the more he desires to suffer; but what the creature could never have attained, the love of Jesus has accomplished. When eternity shall reveal to every soul how I have loved her, says Jesus, the soul will be transported with love for Me. O dear Jesus, O most sweet Jesus, O most lovable Jesus, when I shall experience some pain which, like a thorn shall pierce my heart, I will rejoice to be able to suffer a little for Thee. Do Thou, O Jesus, give me grace to suffer willingly for Thy greater glory.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

TENTH STATION

Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

What are the garments, says Jesus, of which I, Love, strip my dear spouses when they have arrived at the summit of Calvary? Calvary, in Religion, is holy Perfection; it is a mountain because souls ascend it with pain. And when the soul has arrived there, Love despoils it, (1) Of all self-will, that it may no longer will aught but what God wills; (2) Of every desire which has not God for its end; (3) Of every longing for natural satisfactions. All this makes the soul suffer much; but she suffers with joy because she is the prey of Love. If she did not love she would suffer all the more, would be more weighed down; but because she loves, Love renders her trials sweet. O Jesus, Thou who art sweetness itself, and who hast power to sweeten the most bitter bitterness, I will drink the Chalice of Detachments after Thou hast blessed it; and I shall find it, with Thy grace, more sweet than every other sweetness.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

ELEVENTH STATION

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

O my good Jesus, who didst not withdraw Thy hands and Thy feet when they came to nail Thee to the Cross, give me strength never to draw back from the loving operations of Thy grace, which nails me to the Cross, that is to Thy Love, with the hammer of Thy divine Will and the nails of the trials that Thou presentest me. Grant me the grace to second these operations as much as I can by my faithful correspondence.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

TWELFTH STATION

Jesus Dies on the Cross

The Cross, says Jesus, is the throne of My Love, of My Mercy, of My compassionate Bounty. When a King has a reception in his palace, he receives in the throne-hall and seated on his throne. In all thy sufferings rejoice, for thou hast a sign most clear and manifest of My Presence in Thee. If souls knew what it means to suffer, and suffer for God, not a soul would be found who would not be willing to suffer for Him. My dear Jesus, behold a soul who does not esteem suffering at its real value. My good Jesus, enlighten my mind that I may know its true worth; and move my heart to love that which nature so much abhors.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

THIRTEENTH STATION

Jesus is Taken down from the Cross

Jesus says to the Religious Soul: Whenever a soul receives with faith and love any occasion of suffering, it is as if she received Me in her arms when taken down from the Cross; the two arms with which the soul receives Me are resignation and love for My divine Will. O Jesus, Infinite Charity, who hast suffered so much for My love, grant to this poor little heart the grace to suffer through love all that Thy love reserves for me.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

FOURTEENTH STATION

Jesus is Placed in the Sepulchre

Religious Soul, says Jesus, soul of my spouse. I come to beg of thee in alms a place in thy heart where I may shelter My Love, not dead, but all inflamed. Thou shalt be to Me My solace, and I shall be to thee thy All. O Jesus, this poor little nothing which has no existence except by Thy Bounty, comes to give Thee with all her heart that which Thy love asks of me. Jesus, my sweet Jesus, sweetest and most benign Jesus, close the door of this new sepulchre which Thou hast chosen; seal it, that no one may enter there, and that my heart may beat only and ever with love for Thee.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Dio sui benedetto! (I believe this is Italian for ‘The Blessed God!)

“The way to Heaven is straight and narrow…  because few are willing to use violence [fasting, avoiding occasions of sin etc.] to themselves in resisting temptations. ‘The kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away’ (Matt. 11:12).”

– St. Alphonsus

Be sure that under the cross you will not be lost.”

– Jesus to St. Gemma Galgani

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