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The following story is told about Saint Augustine: The holy doctor had been meditating on the mystery of the Holy Trinity for a long time and hoped to understand it one day. Once, while he was walking by the sea, he saw a child playing with a shell and pouring sea water into a small hole he had dug. St. Augustine observed him for a moment, then approached him and said, “Dear child, what are you doing here? – I want to pour the sea into this little hole. – That’s impossible,” said the bishop, smiling. “You will never succeed!” But the child, who was nothing but an angel, answered him, “It would be easier for me to pour the whole sea into this hole, than for a human being to delve into the mystery of the Holy Trinity.”
Dr. Sameléder de Cordoba discovered in Mexico a flower of oriental origin called “Hibiscus mutabilis.” This extraordinary flower is white in the morning, red in the afternoon and blue towards evening. It exhales an exquisite perfume, but only around noon. It is widespread in all the isthmus of Tehuantepek, especially along the coast.
This three-colored flower has some resemblance to the Holy Trinity. Whether it shines in white, red or blue, it is one and the same flower. Likewise, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one and the same God.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.
O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.
My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.