Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Saturday, March 31, 2012

United in Our Lady's Suffering

Dear Friends in Christ, this Lent has shown me to open up my heart to God's will and trust. This past Friday, Our Lady of Sorrows, we are once again united in Her sorrows as we lost our sweet baby boy, Benedicto.

As my 3rd angle arrives in the mist of Our Lady's Sorrows, I feel her pain. As I walked through the cold and quiet hallway in the hospital yesterday to my room, I recall Our Lady's walk with her son during the carrying of the cross. As I try so hard to carry my cross of my sweet lost, I turn to Our Lord, who picks up my cross and units it with His.

As I feel this pain during the sadness of this labor that will not bring forth the joy of my baby's cry, I unit myself with Christ's suffering of the crown of thorns.

As I see him laying motionlessness, helpless, I unit my own helpless to Christ's saving words,
"For my yoke is easy and my burden is light".

During the start of Holy Week, I will be able to truly join in the sufferings of Our Lady, as we bury our son this Wednesday. Who less to be my true model , my shoulder to cry on, my Life and my being, than Our Dear Blessed Mother as she will show me the way to the Holy Cross.

Please keep us in your prayers.

May you have a true and meaningful Holy Week as we wait for the beautiful rise of the sun on Glorious Sunday, as Our Lord over comes all suffering, all sadness, for love and joy.


Three Sisters Soaps said...

Ooo, i can't stop crying....praying for you ..........

Gardenia said...

Dearest Celcilia, there are no words I can possibly say to comfort you, I know, but know that you and Benedico and your family are in my prayers. Your beautiful son with a beautiful name is sitting at the feet of Christ now and his face is shining from the glow of Christ's love adorning him. God bless you.

Tiffany said...

Oh dear Cecelia, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet baby boy. You are a true warrior for Christ in uniting your sufferings with Our Lady. My heart aches for you and my deepest and heartfelt prayers are truly with you. Peace of Christ, through His most beautiful mother, as you make your own journey to the Cross. God love you and hold you close!

melody said...

Oh, Cecilia... sweet sister in Christ... we are praying for you and your family as you suffer. God has blessed you with another little saint and allows you the privilege of sharing in His sufferings; so wonderful, so painful. May God hold you up during this time of trial and Blessed Mother console your grieving heart. God bless you!

noreen said...

Oh Cecilia, my heart aches for you and your family for the loss of sweet Benedico! Heaven is blessed by his presence as you and your family so courageously and trustingly put your faith in Our Lord. God bless you and your family!