Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday - Contemplate the Passion of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

St John of the Cross

As to the Passion of our Lord, ...never in anything follow your own will and your own inclination, for that was the cause of His death and passion.

St Francis of Sales,
Introduction to the Devout Life,
Part II, Chapter I. The Necessiy of Prayer, N.2
But especially I commend earnest mental prayer to you, more particularly such as bears upon the Life and Passion of our Lord. If you contemplate Him frequently in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with Him, you will grow in His Likeness, and your actions will be moulded on His. He is the Light of the world; therefore in Him, by Him, and for Him we shall be enlightened and illuminated.

Beata Angela of Foligno,
Book of life, #18, p. 272.
if your soul is not elevated, go back to yourself, start from the beginning and review from head to foot all the ways in which this suffering God-man was afflicted and crucified. If you cannot regain and rediscover these ways in your heart, repeat them vocally, attentively and frequently; because what the lips say and repeat grants fervor and warmth to the heart

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