Way of Life
Community of Love Crucified
The vocation of the Love Crucified Community is to live passionately His love revealed at the Cross. There we receive the gift of His thirst, His gaze, His tears, His radical love which holds nothing back. Now He calls us to respond.
The Lord has given our Community this standard:
“ Suffer all with Me, no longer two but ONE, in my sacrifice of love"
As brothers and sisters we enter into a covenant with Christ and with each other to live fully this love in the heart of the Church, according to our spirituality (The Simple Path to Union with God) and mission.
At first, commitments may seem to be a burden, but the Lord promised: "My yoke is easy and my burden is light." -Matthew 11:30. "Sanctity does not consist first of all in doing extraordinary things, but in letting God act" -Pope Francis. God's grace makes this way of life liberating and joyful through love. It disposes us to receive a new life in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our way of life embraces the following commitments:
1. Lives centered on the Eucharist
2. Marian Consecration
3. Docility to the Holy Spirit
4. Live The Simple Path to Union with God: Our Spiritual Formation Book
5. Victims of Love + Offering life for others; for priest
6. 5 Stones: Humility, Purity, Simplicity, Trust, Courage
7. Repentance and Conversion
8. Community Life
9. Obedience to Mother Church
10. Fidelity to our state in life
I propose to do ever what is most perfect. I propose to seek in all things Jesus and His Cross, in conformity with His holy will. I propose in my actions to pursue the interests of Christ and not my own. ...I will never be disquieted should circumstances prevent me from observing my 'Rule of life.' I will go on tranquilly. I will be flexible in the face of difficulties, humbly... then onward, ever onward! -Extract from her "Rule of life", Ven. Concepción Cabrera de Armida, Aug 21, 1894
1. Lives Centered on the Eucharist
The Eucharist is Christ, our life, the source and summit of all we are and do.
We seek to participate in Holy Mass daily, if possible.
At Holy Mass we unite with Jesus as His victim souls in His sacrifice of love to the Father. We go to die to self and receive new life in Him. We become living hosts. We offer ourselves with Jesus to the Father after the consecration of the Precious Blood with this prayer.
We commit to a minimum of once a week of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament to listen, adore, praise, intercede, give thanks, and accompany and CONSOLE Jesus and Mary in their suffering for souls.
For their work, prayers and apostolic endeavours, their ordinary married and family life, their daily labour, their mental and physical relaxation, if carried out in the Spirit, and even the hardships of life if patiently borne-all of these become spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (cf. 1 Pt 2:5). During the celebration of the Eucharist these sacrifices are most lovingly offered to the Father along with the Lord’s body. Thus as worshipers whose every deed is holy, the lay faithful consecrate the world itself to God. John Paul II
See teaching Fr Jordi Rivero>>
2. Marian Consecration
To come to the most perfect intimate union of love with Christ—victim united to Victim— we need to consecrate ourselves to Mary, Mother and Bride, with the understanding and abandonment that she will bring us to the foot of the Cross. We commit to be forever "Totus Tuus" (All yours).
See “Importance of Consecration” letter from Lourdes Pinto to community>>
33 Days to Morning Glory -Preparation to Marian Consecration. by Fr Michael E. Gaitley, MIC; Marian Press.
Renew our consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Daily Recitation of the Rosary
3. Docility to the Holy Spirit
We live in the Spirit attentive to God and submitting to Him everything we do. We ask of Him in every situation, “Lord what do you want of me?” We trust in the Holy Spirit and invoke Him constantly.
See “Importance of Consecration” letter from Lourdes Pinto to community>>
“Yet there is no greater freedom than that of allowing oneself to be guided by the Holy Spirit, renouncing the attempt to plan and control everything to the last detail, and instead, letting him enlighten, guide and direct us, leading us wherever he wills.” Pope Francis p. 13
We welcome the Holy Spirit as our teacher and guide through living the Simple Path. It is He who leads us through the passage -- from the feet of Jesus crucified to receive the gift of self-knowledge, into the Sacred Heart of Jesus and brings us into the unity of the Most Holy Trinity.
“God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us” (Rom 5:5). Nevertheless, it is not enough to know the Spirit; we must welcome Him as the guide of our souls, as the “Teacher of the interior life” who introduces us to the Mystery of the Trinity, because He alone can open us up to faith and allow us to live it each day to the full.” Pope Benedict XVI, XXXIII World Youth Day, 2008
4. Live The Simple Path to Union with God: Our Spiritual Formation Book
Each Mother of the Cross (MOC) and Missionary of the Cross (MC) must be willing to allow The PATH to lead them through the painful purification and healing of their hearts into the depth of self- knowledge. Each person must persevere to:
Follow Christ daily to the Cross,
To die to self—to what we have become that we are not,
To make ourselves vulnerable and stripped of our masks and false identity
And suffer ALL with Christ, in order to be transformed into Love.
5. Victims of Love
Our life is an offering of love. Our crosses, including the injustices we suffer, as well as the daily duties, are powerful when done with great love and united with Christ. God waits for the FIAT that signals our total surrender. We don’t just offer something; we offer ourselves without reserve, our entire being, our will, our heart, our body and soul, one with Him. This is to be with Christ victims of love.
It is a victim soul's 'yes' that 'stirs into flame' the power of the Holy Spirit so that the Holy Spirit can lead a docile and willing soul to die with Me. It is this voluntary death that brings the soul to new life…I continue to thirst for love, but it is only the love of My victim souls that satisfies My thirst… Therefore, bring Me many victim souls. 2/1/11 Simple Path #124 p.331
See “Victim of Love” by Fr Jordi Rivero>>
6. 5 Stones: Humility, Purity, Simplicity, Trust and Courage
The MOC and MC must be committed to growing in these five virtues as we persevere in living the Simple Path and taking to heart the teachings of this community.
Virtues Needed as Warriors of Love
My little one, the time draws near. You hold the sword of the Spirit in the mission given to you. My family of LC are My warriors of love that will defeat the dragon in the decisive battle that draws near. Be ready to approach this evil in the same way that David approached Goliath. You will conquer the dragon in your littleness and purity because it is.
God who is with you. You must not fear and believe with the innocence and zeal of David… You each must also approach the battle with five stones.
1. First, the stone of humility, possessing the perfect knowledge of your nothingness and of My power and majesty.
2. Second, the stone of purity, purity of mind, heart, intention, word, desire…
3. Third, simplicity, detached from all, most especially from your ego.
4. Fourth, trust perfectly abandoned to My will.
5. Fifth, courage, courage rooted in love of Me to be perfectly obedient to My commands.
These stones are your weapons for battle, for the dragon will not be defeated according to the standards of the world but in the Light of Love… 1/18/12 Simple Path #148 p. 436
7. Repentance and Conversion
As Love Crucified, we are committed to go daily to the Cross to kiss the feet of Jesus crucified and beg the Spirit for the gift of self-knowledge, so that we can come in truth to know our sins, wounds and disordered tendencies. It is then, through this self-awareness, that we receive the gift of repentance.
Repentance is the gift of God that serves to pry open the hardened human heart so that My seeds of conversion can grow. Repentance is the Sword of the Spirit that opens the darkness within the human heart to be filled with God’s Light of truth, and the truth sets you free.
To live in repentance is to live clothed in the knowledge of who you are, which is misery, and the knowledge of who I Am, which is Love and Mercy.
To live in repentance is to live in the freedom of living in the embrace of Abba, Our Father.
Tell My souls to seek true repentance at the foot of My Cross and the power of My Love Crucified will set them free to live in My peace and the joy of My promise. 2/18/18
The soul that lives wrapped in the gift of knowledge grows in true humility and is then able to advance in My path on the wings of the Holy Spirit… It is here, at My feet, that you must persevere… 12/12/11 Simple Path #10 p.40. see full message >>
Confession: We are encouraged to go regularly to confession. There is no better way to make progress on our spiritual journey than by returning in humble repentance and love to God’s infinite mercy.
Hidden Ordinary Life
Lourdes Pinto — 2012
Note: Text contains supplemental notes, not a complete transcription of the audio. To get a fuller understanding of this teaching, we recommend you listen to the audio.
In the Sacred Heart, the Fire of the Holy Spirit
-Chaplet of unity
Unity Jn 17: 21-23
"so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me."
And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one,
I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.
Conchita: A Mother's Spiritual Diary: Ch. 5, The Abysses of the Trinity
'The end of every creature consists in this unity in God. There is found peace and lasting felicity. Souls which tend more and more to identify themselves in this Unity, that is, to make themselves but one with the Incarnate Word, the prototype of every creature's perfection, and which let themselves be divinized by Him in the Holy Spirit and in the Father, these souls are the holiest since holiness depends on love and the more love there is the more likeness there is to God, the more Unity there is with Him, the more perfection and holiness. (p227).
With the mystique of the Cross we come to the highest summits of Transformation by the Holy Spirit who unites to the Word and leads to the Father. (p 228)
"The very virtues you practice, direct them all to this Center of love, to this Unique Being whence all grace and holiness come, to this unity which is God. The Holy Spirit, one with the Father and the Son will bear you on His wings up to the heart of this Unity, that you may understand, move, breathe and live in It. This divine Spirit, on spiritualizing you, that is, on unifying you, will make you penetrate into what is Spirit, that is, into the essential Divinity, having prior to this passed through Jesus Christ in your transformation into Him in virtues and through love. (p 229)
"All that you do and practice, cast it as often as possible into this Unity which must bring you along by the infinite perfection of its ever new beauties and by its infinite love. Your pains, your sufferings, your joys, your acts of renunciation, your desires and your hopes, your needs and your feelings, cast them all into this Unity which by its contact will simplify your life, the essence of your life, until you come to make yourself like to this unity itself in the plurality of virtues" (Diary, April 15, 1913). (p 230)
The secret of arriving at unity is to let yourself be conducted by the Holy Spirit since it is He who brings about Unity in God Himself (p 230).
It is through the "treasured pearl of suffering" that our Lord called us to "receive" that we are able to PARTICIPATE in our Spouse's redemptive suffering. It is in this participation of SUFFERING WITH HIM that we come to KNOW LOVE and LIVE IN LOVE! We enter the fire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is PURE LOVE, the love of the Most Holy Trinity, through the passage of suffering all with Him. This is the life of true *victim souls; the life of pure love, and this is the "PURE LOVE" our Lord says will conquer the darkness that is consuming the world.
Through the passage from the feet through the side our hearts are prepared to enter the fire of the Holy Spirit in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Just as glass has to be soft and pliable so that it can be shaped and molded in the fire, our hearts also must become soft and docile in humility and purity so that they can become ONE with Jesus, and thus,enter the union of love with our Triune God. Also, just as wood enters a fire and goes through stages of transformation until it becomes one with the fire, this process of transformation also takes place in the furnace of Jesus' Heart.
The Spirit and the Bride say, Come! p. 82
Mary's role is precisely to prepare the Bride of Christ, the Church, to be one with the Spirit as she herself is, and so intercede in a united way for the coming of the Lord Jesus. By consecration to Mary we allow her to prepare us as the spotless Bride of Christ. We must realize, however, that her way of preparing the Bride for the work of the Cenacle is by way of the Cross. She takes literally our consecration to her as she teaches us the docility of Jesus himself. Mary prepares the Bride to be “in Christ a kind of sacrament of intimate union with God, and of the unity of all mankind”, in order to intercede for the new Pentecost.
Unity with Peter in the person of his successor, the reigning Pope, is expressed in our loyalty and reverence as we listen to him, obey him, support him in our teachings, pray for him and with him, and love him.
FEAST OF MARIA ROSA MYSTICA
For two days now I have been seeing Jesus’ chest as a consuming fire. Moses approached the burning bush, but could only approach God in the fire. Now, through Jesus Christ, we are able to enter the fire and be fully consumed in the fire of the Holy Trinity.
My mercy in My blood and water is being poured upon the world, but I find very few hearts open to receive My grace. It is as the parable of the seed (Mat. 13:1-23). There are very few hearts docile, humble, pure, cultivated in patient suffering, and open to receive My gift of infinite mercy and love. This Heart (Sacred Heart) which has loved you (humanity) so much is not loved. I promise you, My little one, that those that come to Me in the last stage of My mercy will ascend perfection quickly, for the Father and I, and the Holy Spirit love you and want to restore humanity in Us. You will lead many through this simple path of holiness I am revealing to My little mustard seed (LC), but be assured that My little mustard seed will be the seed that produces a hundred fold in My Church. Do not be afraid to be consumed in the fire of My Sacred Heart. The fire of My Sacred Heart is the Holy Spirit. As you are consumed in the fire of My Sacred Heart you are consumed with the fire of the Holy Spirit. My hidden force is the fire of the Holy Spirit moving out in the world. The passage to enter the fire of My Sacred Heart begins with My Mother, who is the gate to enter My Cross, therefore, she is the gate to enter heaven.
TO ENTER MY HEART IS...
To enter My Heart is to enter the consuming fire of God, which is the Holy Spirit.
To enter My Heart is to drink from My bitter chalice of love.
To enter My Heart is to be consumed into God, to become ONE with God, no longer two but ONE.
The love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit was fully contained in My human heart. In My humanity, the Word Incarnate, My love was manifested in My suffering. My ocean of mercy flowed from My love in suffering for you. To love here on earth is to love in suffering because of sin. Only in heaven does love exist without suffering. You desire to become ONE Heart with Me. Do you then desire to suffer with Me? To love is to suffer. I suffer the condition of each of your wounded and broken hearts because I love you. You were created from the beginning of time to know LOVE and to live in LOVE. This is happiness, but sin came into the world and the darkness has overcome the Light in the hearts of many of our children.My Sacred Heart consumed in the Fire of Love continues to love and desires to set the world ablaze with My fire. This is love. Do not be fooled, My daughter, My death and resurrection has defeated sin and darkness. The darkness of satan can never extinguish My fire of love within you. It is My fire within you that has the power to extinguish the darkness surrounding you.
It is My victims of love that the Father will use to set the world on fire. It is My victims of love that possess the fire of My Spirit. Enter the furnace of My love through the passage of choosing to suffer all with Me in the hiddenness of your lives. My Heart thirsts for such love.
ONE HOST ONE VICTIM
page 162 of the Diary (this is Fr. Jordi's translation from the Spanish original):
All the victims united with the great Victim "...one Host, one Victim, one Priest that immolates himself and immolates Me in your heart on behalf of the world. The Father will receive with pleasure this offering presented by the Holy Spirit and the graces of heaven will descend as rain on the earth.
"This is the nucleus, the global, the concrete ensemble and essence of perfection in my Works of the Cross. Clearly, my immolation suffices and more than suffices to appease the divine justice of God. But true Christianity, the flower of the Gospel, is it anything else or does it aim at anything other than uniting all victims into ONE, all sufferings, virtues and merits into the ONE that I am, so that all these may be of worth and obtain graces?
What does the Holy Spirit intend in My Church save to form in Me the unity of wills, of sufferings and of hearts in My Heart? What was the desire of My Heart throughout My life, but to bring about that ONENESS with Me by charity, by love? Why did the Word descend into this world save to form with His immaculate Flesh and His most pure Blood, one blood to expiate and to win souls? Has the Eucharist any other purpose than to unite bodies and souls with Me, transforming them and divinizing them?
And not only on altars of stone, but in hearts, living temples of the Holy Spirit, is the Victim to be offered to heaven. In doing so the souls become with Him hosts and victims... God will be thereby profoundly touched" (Diary, June 6, 1916).
FUSION OF HEARTS
Fr. Jordi Rivero
I have come to understand that divine love produces a fusion among persons. THE fusion that is at the CENTER is the union in the H.S. of the Father and the Son in the ONE TRIUNE GOD. Then, as we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we are fused, becoming the Body of Christ and therefore a fusion is produced also among the members of the same Body. This fusion is only possible by the fire of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it has been torn or badly weakened by sin and the result is a lack of fire in the hearts of the members of the Body. This is what caused the actual brokenness of Jesus on the cross and the piercing of His heart.
The act of love of Jesus brought death to the sin that divides us and restored unity in love. The fruit of this act of love revealed fully at the Cross is the outpouring of the fire of the Holy Spirit. The fusion of the persons in the Body of Christ is a fruit of the Cross. It is a gift of God's love. It cannot be reproduced or chosen by humans, no matter how holy they may be. God gives this gift only to souls that, having died to self, have entered into the furnace of His Heart through the love of the cross. This gift of fusion occurs in various degrees. It can be so profound that it is actually experienced as a burning in the heart, a fire that is within. This fire is that of the Holy Spirit in the heart of Jesus. Characteristic of this union is the zeal of the Holy Spirit that makes Christ live in the hearts and which continues to put to death what is not His. This fire fuses but does not annihilate the uniqueness of each person. Just as the body is one but has distinct organs, each part of the body continues to contribute its own uniqueness to the whole.
This is clear to me, though at my poor level. As logs enter the fire becoming one with it and strengthening it, so we become one in the fire of the Heart of Jesus. This is why saints grow in bunches. This is the communion of saints (Cf. St. Paul).
The fire of the Holy Spirit is painful because it is constantly burning away all impurities, putting to death the powers of sin with the power of the Cross. This is why many reject it and stay in the cold. Let us not be afraid to go to Jesus, to go to the Cross, to be Love Crucified. If we understood this we would never in any way offend another for whom Christ died.
THE UNFOLDING OF THE PROPHECIES
The Spirit and the Bride Say, Come! Pg 91-92
God's plan to increase the reign of the Divine Savior is different from man's plan. One of the prophecies given at St. Peter's Basilica during the closing Eucharist on the day after Pentecost, May 19, 1975, spoke of a “new age” and a new combat for which we will need new wisdom, new power, and new understanding of his plan:
I speak to you of the dawn of a new age for my church. I speak to you of a day that has not been seen before.... Prepare yourselves for the action that I begin now, because things that you see around you will change; the combat that you must enter now is different; it is new. You need wisdom from me that you do not yet have. You need the power of my Holy Spirit in a way that you have not possessed it; you need an understanding of my will and of the ways that I work that you do not yet have. Open your eyes, open your hearts to prepare yourselves for me and for the day that I have now begun. My church will be different; my people will be different; difficulties and trials will come upon you. The comfort that you know now will be far from you, but the comfort that you will have is the comfort of my Holy Spirit. They will send for you, to take your life, but I will support you. Come to me. Band yourselves together around me. Prepare, for I proclaim a new day, a day of victory and of triumph for your God. Behold, it is begun...
3/16/12 Promise to LC
After reading Hosea 14:2-10 Jesus said:
This morning your God desires to make a promise to My family. You are My people because you have listened to the voice of your God and heeded My words. The family of LC will grow to bear many branches that will spread out wide and far as the Cedar of Lebanon. Many will enter her shade to find the safety and presence of God, for God, My little ones, is with you. The Holy Spirit is possessing you, purifying you, consuming you in the fire of Love of the Father and the Son. My Cedar of Lebanon will catch on Fire as the burning bush before Moses … All who enter this family will be consumed in the Fire of My Spirit. I promise you, My humble ones, that as the darkness consumes the world you will be consumed by the Fire of God, the Holy Spirit. You will be the first fruits of the new Pentecost. Be at peace for I am with you. Live as ONE in My sacrifice of love.
The time is near, quickly approaching. Are you responding fully, My little ones? Are you ready, for the great and terrible day is upon you? You are My people. I have been forming you for the battle that draws near. Are you ready My family? Heaven watches with anticipation for soon the eyes of many will contemplate My glorious Cross upon the sky. Raise up My hidden martyrs of love for the decisive battle that draws near. Call forth My victims of love, for it is they that are the passage for the Queen of Heaven to usher in the new Pentecost for the world...
“The world depends on swords, missiles and guns to win battles, but this decisive battle will be won by the Cross. My victim souls uniting themselves to My love crucified will free the world from the bondage and darkness of Satan.”
PROPHECY MICAH 5-7
The justice of God is upon My people. It is My holy remnant of victim souls who's prayers and sacrifices will cover the earth as heavenly dew (Micah 5:7-9). The justice of God will come upon the world. My daughter, the great and terrible day is approaching upon the earth. The majority will be caught in total dismay. Life as you know it will cease to exist. It is My holy remnant of victim souls that will defeat satan and all his principalities. Persevere in suffering all with Me. Persevere as ONE with the Word of the Cross, for then and only then, do you hold the power of God.
Your lives in My crucified love become the sword of righteousness. Bring Me many victim souls for the battle at hand. My little ones I need you.
1/18/12 SAMUEL 17: 32-51 David and Goliath
My little one, the time draws near. You hold the sword of the Spirit in the mission given to you. My family of LC are My warriors of love that will defeat the dragon in the decisive battle that draws near. Be ready to approach this evil in the same way that David approached Goliath. You will conquer the dragon in your littleness and purity because it is God who is with you. You must not fear and believe with the innocence and zeal of David. My daughter, form My family well in the teachings I give to you. You each must approach the battle with five stones also. First, the stone of humility, possessing the perfect knowledge of your nothingness and My power and majesty. Second, the stone of purity, purity of mind, heart, intention, word, desire... Third, simplicity, detached from all, most especially your ego. Fourth, trust, perfectly abandoned to My will. Fifth, courage, courage rooted in love of Me to be perfectly obedient to My commands.
These stones are your weapons for battle for the dragon will not be defeated according to the standards of the world but in the Light of Love.
Therefore, My family, prepare for battle. Be attentive to Me
Believe that the sword of this mission will conquer the dragon (The Holy Spirit then brought to my mind David and Goliath)
David and Goliath: How could it be that the little one who could not wear the armor of the mighty warriors defeats the giant? The ways of God are never the ways of the world. He was wearing the armor of God and he possessed the power of God. He trusted in God with the innocence of a child. God defeated the enemy through His humble vessel so that all glory is given to God not man. The enemy will be conquered and all things will be made new but never in the ways of the world. God has chosen to give the sword of righteousness to His little mustard seed. The sword of the mission is the power of God that will pierce and conquer the dragon.
You must remain little, insignificant and innocent drinking the pure milk of the words I bring to you (1 Peter 2). Believe, My little ones, believe that the God of heaven and earth has chosen you for the decisive battle. Live with the innocence of a child the mission given to you. Be little, pure and humble, be nothing, and it is I Who will do the impossible. Trust with the innocence of a child... for you are nothing, but I am God, and I will use My little ones to confound the mighty ones of the world. Believe in the power of My Cross and the power of My precious Blood, for it is only through the Triumph of My Cross that all darkness will be conquered. Live, love and suffer as ONE with Me and you will become the sword that will pierce this darkness.
“I'm forming you as My warriors of love. “
The armor you put on is to protect you from being over come and conquered by the enemy, but your sword is what has the power to pierce the enemy and conquer it. To put on the armor of light, to put on your Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 13:12,14) is to become the Sword of the Spirit. I have been leading you through the passage of union with your Crucified, union with the Word of the Cross. It is in this union in which you enter your Crucified, beginning at the foot of the Cross with Mary, that your lives become the Sword of the Spirit. These are the warriors that will fight the decisive battle and have the power of God to conquer the dragon.