Friday, July 2, 2010

Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

The fifth station of the Cross hangs high in St. Michael's Cathedral.

My most sweet Jesus, I will not refuse the cross as the Cyrenian did; I accept it, I embrace it. I accept in particular the death that Thou hast destined for me with all the pains which may accompany it; I unite it to Thy death, I offer it to Thee. Thou has died for love of me, I will die for love of Thee, and to please Thee...Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.  
                       - St. Alphonsus Liguori

1 comment:

  1. "Tollite iugum meum super vos et discite a me quia mitis sum et humilis corde et invenietis requiem animabus vestris: iugum enim meum suave est et onus meum leve est."