St. Clare is the little plant of St. Francis, as she called herself. A blog to my call to become a Poor Clare Colettine. If St. Clare was a "little plant", I am a scraggly weed.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Thoughts for Your Meditation on the Life of Christ
is one thing I desire from you above everything else: that your normal
meditation be, if possible, around the Life, Passion and Death, and also
the Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. You can then
meditate on His birth, His flight into Egypt and His life there, His
return and His hidden life in the workshop of Nazareth up to the age of
thirty, His humility in His desire to be baptized by His precursor St.
John. You can meditate on His public life, His most painful Passion and
Death, the institution of the most Holy Sacrament, the very evening men
were preparing the most atrocious sufferings. You can meditate again on
Jesus praying in the Garden of Olives, sweating blood knowing what
sufferings men were preparing for Him and the ingratitude of men who
would not make use of His merits. You can meditate also on Jesus being
dragged and led to the tribunal, flagellated and crowned with thorns,
the course He climbed to Calvary laden with the cross, His crucifixion
and finally His death on the cross with all the suffering of seeing His
most sorrowful mother.