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A good widow had only one son, who was unfortunately killed by her enemy. The murderer, fearing to be caught, hid himself; but, although he thought he was safe, his whereabouts were known, and not only the widow but the judge was informed. Already the archers were on their way to take him, when this generous woman, stifling all feeling of revenge, sent him to save himself as soon as possible. And to make it easier for him, she made him give money and the very horse of her son, whom he had so cruelly murdered. After that, she began to pray for the soul of this dear son, whose salvation was then all that was in her heart. No sooner had she begun her prayer than he appeared to her resplendent with glory, and assured her that as a reward for the charity she had just exercised, God had promptly delivered him from the flames of purgatory, to which he had been condemned for several years. Judge from this how much power a single act of heroic charity has with God, and how effective it is in appeasing His anger.
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.