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A heretic had lost his beloved brother in the midst of a feast, and he kept remembering that sudden transition from feast to coffin. His soul needed reassurance; he knew all the purity that is necessary for heaven, and in his Protestant worship he found no intermediate place between the heavenly courts and the depths of the abyss. To distract him, he was ordered to travel, and the young Scot came to the continent. A believer on the same ship as him soon struck up a conversation with him, and many points of contact brought the two men together. When they disembarked, they stayed in the same hotel. After a few days, the Scot revealed to his new Catholic friend what had spread so much sadness over his young years; the death of his brother and his worries about the eternal destiny of a being he had loved so much. “Ah!” he said one day of the Dead, “for love of my brother I will adopt your rite. Your cult makes it possible to still love each other after death; your prayers remove from the grave its terrible silence. You still converse with those who have left life; between the limits of heaven and earth, God has revealed to you a place of expiation. My brother is perhaps there!… I make myself a Catholic, to deliver him from it, to console myself here below, to relieve myself of this weight which oppresses me; this weight I will not have it any more when I can pray.” And he fulfills his resolution.
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.