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  • Como Puede Ser | Love Crucified

    COMO PUEDES SER How Can It Be Lyrics and music: Maria Hickein ​ Como puede ser... How can it be... ​ Que Tu infinito y que Tu eterno se sometan That Your infinite and Your eternal submit ​ A esta criatura tan pequeña e imperfecta To this creature so small and imperfect ​ Que el todo AMOR no se resista y se me ofrezca.... That He who is all LOVE does not resist and offers Himself to me... ​ Cómo puede ser.... How can it be... ​ Que siendo el Verbo ahora me hable Tu silencio That being the Word now speaks to me in Your silence ​ Que toda Tu divinidad se haga misterio That Your divinity becomes mystery ​ Dios que me esconde Su grandeza, humilde y tierno... God who hides His greatness, humble and tender... ​ Te vengo a rescatar I come to rescue You ​ a liberarte de Tu cárcel de cristal to free you you from Your crystal prison ​ A ser consuelo y compañera en Tu dolor To be consolation and companion in Your sorrow ​ A acariciarte con mi canto y con mi voz To caress You with my song and with my voice ​ Eterna soledad Eternal solitude ​ del hombre Dios que no me quiso abandonar of the man God that did now want to abandon me ​ Que por dejarse consumir se torna en pan That to be consumed turns into bread ​ Se hace pequeño para así enseñarme a amar... He becomes small to teach me thus to love... ​ Cómo puede ser.... How can it be... ​ Que el Dios eterno me esté dando el corazón That the eternal God is giving me His heart ​ Que me suplique le acompañe en Su pasión That He begs me to accompany Him in His passion ​ Que Me confiese estar sediento de mi amor That He confesses to be thirsty for my love ​ Cómo puede ser... How can it be... ​ Music Page

  • Eucharist: The Hidden Force | Love Crucified

    Eucharist: the Hidden Force Lourdes Pinto — January 25, 2014 Back

  • Steadfast in the Truth We Have Received | Love Crucified

    Steadfast in the Truth We Have Received Lourdes Pinto — July 30, 2017 ​My Dear Family, The Lord has been preparing us, His little mustard seed, for these times, as He tells us in the message below. We cannot be surprised by the evil consuming the world, but remain STEADFAST in the TRUTH of the wisdom and understanding that we have been given! We have been granted the pearl of great value — the understanding of the mystery of Divine Love, which is the mystery of the Cross, Redemption, Suffering, and the Eucharist; all ONE MYSTERY that, when received and treasured in our hearts above all else, transforms us into the Light of Christ — into LOVE. The darkness may consume the world, but the LIGHT of God WILL conquer the forces of evil. We have been formed, trained, and dressed by Christ to be HIS LIGHT in this darkness. We have been predestined, called, and justified for the vocation to be God’s hidden victim souls (Rom 8:30). As our Blessed Mother of Guadalupe reminded us (in the words we received there), “remain with me in the perfect sacrifice of my Son, and you will receive the crown of glory.” Therefore, we are His HERALDS OF HOPE, never of doom!!! Please remember to always see the darkness taking place in the world in light of who we are and our mission, and transmit this MESSAGE OF HOPE to all!! I send you my maternal blessing and love, ONE in our Love crucified with our Mother of Sorrows, Lourdes† Message 151. Be My Prophets of Light to Warn and Awaken, Diary of a MOC I have formed you, trained you, dressed you to be My prophets of light to warn and awaken My people before the horrible day of judgment comes down upon you. There will be wailing, groaning and grinding of teeth in your streets. The darkness of evil will cover you. Be prepared when these things happen that I speak to you about. Do not let the thief catch you unprepared. Believe, you are My people, My little ones, held in the Father's palm. Believe that I am one with you, the Light in the world, My living hosts. Believe so that My Light can shine through you to penetrate the darkness consuming the world. Believe in the Power of God working through His hidden force. Love and continue to suffer ALL, as one with Me in My sacrifice of love, to enter prepared with God's armor the fiercest battle that is at hand. Do not be ashamed of My words (cf. Mk 8:38) and share the treasure of heaven that has been entrusted to you (The Simple Path to Union) with many. Complete My Path and, as My Heralds of Hope, teach it from the housetops. This is your mission. Respond with great zeal and courage of heart, as My warriors of love, for these decisive times. (10/20/2012) Back

  • Purpose of Private Revelation | Love Crucified

    The Purpose of Private Revelations in the Simple Path Lourdes Pinto & Fr. Jordi Rivero – Ja n uary 26, 2023 See also The Simple Path to Union: An overview – Lourdes Pinto

  • Urgency to Repent, Renounce Ways of World – Turn to Christ

    Warning of need for conversion and become victim souls in this decisive times The time of the great darkness is quickly approaching the earth. Each of My sons will have to make a decision to be with Me or against Me but will not be able to remain in the gray area. They will have to repent of their many sins with tears and I will cleanse them with My mercy. They will have to renounce the world with all its passions and embrace poverty… They will live as victims following the pure unblemished Victim Lamb… They must humble themselves and come to the foot of the Cross next to My Mother and kiss My feet. It is the Blood that flows from the wound of My feet that will purify their lips so that they will be able to speak with the Sword of My Word… During the time of the great darkness they must shine forth My holy presence… 7/22/10 Back

  • Tu Pasion de Amor | Love Crucified

    TU PASIÓN DE AMOR Your Passion of Love Lyrics and music: Maria Hickein ​ Esposo mío, ¡amado mío! My Spouse, my Beloved! desde el pesebre hasta la Cruz from the manger to the Cross Te has entregado a mí en Tu amor crucificado You have given yourself to me in Your crucified love Tu corazón me has dado, moriste para mí... You have given me your heart, You died for me. y Te has quedado encarcelado and You remained imprisoned tanto has amado que para mí You have loved so much that for me te hiciste pan de vida para alimentarme You became bread of life to nourish me y de tu amor saciarme... para vivir en mí... and fill me with Your love... to live in me... y ahora al fin te digo: «¡Sí!» and now at last I say, "Yes!" me entrego toda a Ti I give myself fully to you esposa amante y fiel your loving and faithful bride... para endulzar con mi beso de amor... la hiel... to sweeten with my kiss of love ... the gall ... ¡De Tu Pasión de amor! of Your Passion of love! Esposo mío, ¡esposo amado!, My Spouse, my Beloved! has perdonado a Tu esposa infiel, You have forgiven Your unfaithful spouse, me has esperado como eterno enamorado, You have waited for me as an eternal lover, y tu beso apasionado es más dulce que la miel... and Your passionate kiss is sweeter than honey... en el madero de Tu lecho es donde hoy quiero on Your Cross-bed is where I now want amar sin miedo abrazada a Ti en la Cruz, to love without fear embraced to You on the Cross, has consumado en mí Tu amor y me has salvado, You have consumated in me Your love and You have saved me, has borrado mi pecado. You have blotted out my sin ¡Ha triunfado en mí Tu luz! Your light has triumphed in me! Y ahora al fin te digo: «¡Sí!» And now at last I say, "Yes!" me entrego toda a Ti I give myself fully to You esposa amante y fiel Your loving and faithful bride para endulzar con mi beso de amor... la hiel... to sweeten with my kiss of love ... the gall ... ¡De Tu Pasión de amor! of your Passion of love! MUSIC PAGE

  • Duele –Song – Love Crucified Catholic Community

    DUELE It Hurts Text and music: Maria Hickein ​ ​ Me hice pequeño por ti, un pedacito de pan I made myself small for you, a little piece of bread Que se dejó consumir, que en ti se quiso fundir That allowed Himself to be consumed, that willingly melted Himself in you, Que en ti se quiso quedar That wanted to remain in you... No me supiste escuchar en Mi silencioso amor You did not know how to listen to Me in My silent love, Te aburrió Mi sencillez, te cansó Mi pequeñez, buscabas algo mayor My meekness bored you, My littleness tired you, you were looking for something bigger... Y te alejaste del camino que tracé con tanto amor para los dos And you walked away from the path that I traced with so much love for both of us, Y te buscaste con quien tu tiempo perder y distraer tu corazón And you found yourself with whom to waste your time and distract your heart. Por eso Duele... cómo duele! Tu indiferencia y tu frialdad That's why it hurts... how much it hurts! ​Your indifference and your coldness, Y me duele... cómo me duele! And it hurts... how much it hurts! Cuando me ignoras y olvidas When you ignore Me and forget Me Yo que di por ti Mi vida... duele I, that gave My life for you... it hurts Qué pocos vienen a Mí, qué pocos van más allá How very few come to Me, how very few go beyond... Quien me sabe descubrir, quien me puede percibir en el vino y en el pan? Who knows how to discover Me, who is able to perceive Me in the wine and the bread? Este martirio de Amor, me encadena aún más a ti This martyrdom of love chains Me even more to you, Me desgarra el corazón en esta eterna pasión de Mi continuo morir... My heart is torn in this eternal passion of My continuous dying Pues no escuchaste Mis gemidos de dolor cuando te vi dejarme atrás Because you didn't hear My groans of pain when I saw you leave Me behind, Quedé sumido en total desolación, no me quisiste consolar... I was immersed in total desolation, you didn't want to console Me... Por eso Duele... cómo duele! Tu indiferencia y tu frialdad And it hurts... how much it hurts! Your indifference and your coldness, Y me duele... cómo me duele! And it hurts... how much it hurts! Cuando me ignoras y olvidas When you ignore Me and forget Me Yo que di por ti Mi vida... duele I, that gave my life for you... it hurts Music Page

  • Gaze of Love and Tenderness in Mary – Love Crucified Community

    Gaze of love — her tenderness I need you. I need each of you to bring My tenderness in mercy to the world. It is love manifested through the tenderness of God that has the power to touch the hardened hearts of many souls. My little ones, learn from Mary, the Mother of God and your Mother. Her tenderness is manifested in Her silence as the love and mercy of God radiates from her gaze. Her gaze is the gaze of God and her gaze has the power to penetrate the darkness of Satan. God the Father desires that each of you become the gaze of Mary upon the earth. How my Lord do we become Mary’s gaze? By learning to live My tenderness through silence. My little ones, the eyes are the window of the heart and it is I who dwells in your hearts. You must believe that through your fiats to be My victim souls I have taken My abode in your hearts. Allow My merciful love to radiate through your gaze through the power of silence. The power of God radiated through Mary through the power of her silence. Remember what I taught you about silence. 8/4/18 ​ Back

  • Saint Paul

    Victims souls: Crucified with Christ I pondered St. Paul’s words to the Galatians: “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.” Then I received words from the Lord: Remain steadfast in your preaching and teaching about victim souls. You will bring many to find the secret passage that leads to transformation into Me, the passage that brings a soul into the life of the most Holy Trinity. St. Paul entered this passage, as he declares, “I have been crucified with Christ.” 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. That is why St. Paul can now say, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” I continue to thirst for love, but it is only the love of My victim souls that satisfies My thirst. It is only the love of My victim souls that has the power to appease the justice of God. Therefore, bring Me many victim souls. — 2/1/11, #124, p.331 Our sword is St. Paul's The sword that St. Paul holds also recalls the power of truth, which can often wound, can hurt: the Apostle remained faithful to this truth to the end; he served it; he suffered for it; he gave over his life for it. This same logic holds true also for us if we want to be bearers of the kingdom and peace announced by the Prophet Zechariah and fulfilled by Christ: We must be willing to pay personally, to suffer in the first person misunderstanding, rejection, persecution. It is not the sword of the conqueror that builds peace, but the sword of the sufferer, of he who knows how to give his very life . —Pope Benedict XVI Back

  • Self-Knowledge / Repentance / Divine Mercy

    Self-Knowledge / Repentance / Divine Mercy Seeks Priests Lourdes Pinto — 2016 Back

  • Mexico 2016 album | Love Crucified Catholic Community

    We continue the pilgrimage to Tepeyac, where Our Lady of Guadalupe came to Juan Diego and to us. The sign at the foot of hill of Tepeyac reads: "Near this place was the cazanuate tree where Our Lady waited for Juan Diego with the miraculous roses and where she touched them." Next to the sign is the Garden of Roses (right photo). Juan Diego climbed the hill, as Our Lady told him, to find the roses Consecration of the Missionaries of the Cross to Our Lady of Guadalupe On Dec 10, 2016, at the foot of the cross that marks the place where Conchita and Fr. Felix witnessed the foundation of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, Lourdes and Fr. Jordi, founders of Love Crucified, consecrated the Missionaries of the Cross to Our Lady of Guadalupe. ​ Angels with Mary Angels are not the cute characters of fairy tales . They are powerful warriors through which God works. These warriors are at the service of their Queen, Our Blessed Mother. Four of them - Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel - guard the Tepeyac Hill, the holy ground where Our Lady of Guadalupe received Juan Diego and, since then, all her children who com e with faith to her. The Missionaries of the Cross are called to be like them, a strength that is more than muscles; it is an interior fortitude to live the interior mar tyrdom to the en d. Consecration of the missionaries of the cross Mexico 00:00 / 00:50 Above is the Cross that Jesus showed Conchita in a vision, asking her to plant it everywhere as a fountain of grace. His Sacred Heart is at the Cross, Pierced, and produces an explosion of love in the power of the Holy Spirit. Don't just touch Jesus; plant your hand, representing your heart, fully open, vulnerable, trusting, on His Sacred Heart, and be no longer two but ONE... Rejoice in the Lord always! Victim souls reflect the joy of being ONE with Christ and Mary. Members of LC (four visible) descend Tepeyac with the Church of the miracle of the roses in the background. Celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes on day and night Celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes on day and night Continue to Part IV

  • Victim of Love Explained – Love Crucified Catholic Community

    Victim of love Fr. Jordi Rivero According to the secular definition, a victim is one who suffers an injustice. It is seen therefore as something to be avoided if we can. In Catholic usage, a victim soul is often described as a person who has accepted God's invitation to suffer more than most, in union with Christ's own Passion and Death. An objection is then raised. Is this a wise choice for young people or for parents who can best care for their children when they are healthy? Is it not enough, they ask, to fulfill the duties of their state in life with all its inherent sufferings? If God wants victim souls, would He not call them from the ranks of priests and religious? ​ But Love Crucified community understands "Victim soul" in the way of St. Therese of Lisieux. Her focus was not in the suffering but in love. Love moved her to be willing to suffer anything for Christ: ​ To offer oneself as a victim to Divine Love is not to offer oneself to sweetness - to consolation; but to every anguish, every bitterness, for Love lives only by sacrifice; and the more a soul wills to be surrendered to Love, the more must she be surrendered to suffering. ​ One thing is to be willing to suffer everything for love and quite another is to seek suffering . St. Therese wrote: ​ To offer oneself to love is an entirely different thing to offering oneself to His Justice. One does not suffer more. It is a matter only of loving God more for those who do not love Him. ​ The Ven. Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez: ​ To offer ourselves as a victim does not mean that after a few days a terrible suffering will come upon us, be it of the soul or the body. No; to offer ourselves as victim is to tell Our Lord that we are disposed to suffer whatever He wants. ​ We understand victim soul in Christ's act of love which we are called to enter. We become the grain of wheat buried in the earth. Those who trust him and love him sincerely accept dying to themselves. For whoever seeks to keep his life for himself loses it. (cf. Jn 12,24-25). ​ Pope Benedict XVI The Church's experience shows that every form of holiness, even if it follows different paths, always passes through the Way of the Cross, the way of self-denial. The Saints' biographies describe men and women who, docile to the divine plan, sometimes faced unspeakable trials and suffering, persecution and martyrdom. They persevered in their commitment: "they... have come out of the great tribulation", one reads in Revelation, "they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb" (Ap 7,14). Their names are written in the book of life (cf. Ap 20,12) and Heaven is their eternal dwelling-place. ​ The example of the Saints encourages us to follow in their same footsteps and to experience the joy of those who trust in God, for the one true cause of sorrow and unhappiness for men and women is to live far from him. ​ Holiness demands a constant effort, but it is possible for everyone because, rather than a human effort, it is first and foremost a gift of God, thrice Holy (cf. Is 6,3). In the second reading, the Apostle John remarks: "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are" (1Jn 3,1). ​ It is God, therefore, who loved us first and made us his adoptive sons in Jesus. Everything in our lives is a gift of his love: how can we be indifferent before such a great mystery? How can we not respond to the Heavenly Father's love by living as grateful children? In Christ, he gave us the gift of his entire self and calls us to a personal and profound relationship with him. ​ Consequently, the more we imitate Jesus and remain united to him the more we enter into the mystery of his divine holiness. We discover that he loves us infinitely, and this prompts us in turn to love our brethren. Loving always entails an act of self-denial, "losing ourselves", and it is precisely this that makes us happy. -Feast of All Saints, Nov 1, 2006 ​ The trials of life, while helping us to understand the mystery of the Cross and to participate in the sufferings of Christ (cf. Col 1:24), are a prelude to the joy and hope to which faith leads: "when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor 12:10). Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei ​ In light of the mystery of Christ, the above definitions are incomplete. They focus on a legal view of the economy of justice but do not take into account that Christ's redemption comes through his revelation of divine love. ​ Understanding Victimhood in light of Christ's love Victimhood needs to be understood as an essential aspect of dying to self to be transformed in Christ. He came to bring back to the Father a people who were alienated because of selfishness. He did so by giving Himself in love without counting the cost. As a man, He gave to the Father what in all eternity He gives Him: total loving obedience. This is manifested in His Victimhood. Thus Christ's victimhood is that of a human heart that loves and reveals divine love. The Cross is the full expression of victim love. The Father is pleased with love of the Son. In Him all things are restored. Salvation is only possible through union with Christ. Jesus does not free us from the dominion of darkness only to let us fend for ourselves. That would only cause us to revert into darkness. Salvation brings about the restoration of God's marvelous plan that we be sons and daughters in virtue of our union with the Son, Christ. This is what Christ came for. He unites us to the Father in Himself. We are a new creation in Christ, one Body. ​ Thus we must be united to the ONE pleasing Victim of Love: Christ our Savior. St. Paul teaches that Christian identity requires "To give oneself with Christ, and in this way participate personally in the life of Christ himself to the point of being immersed in him, sharing both in his death as well as his life." -Benedict XVI, Nov 8, 2006 All the baptized participate in the in Christ's priestly office. The Catechism #901-902: Hence the laity, dedicated as they are to Christ and anointed by the Holy Spirit, are marvelously called and prepared so that even richer fruits of the Spirit maybe produced in them. For all their works, prayers, and apostolic undertakings, family and married life, daily work, relaxation of mind and body, if they are accomplished in the Spirit - indeed even the hardships of life if patiently born - all these become spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. In the celebration of the Eucharist these may most fittingly be offered to the Father along with the body of the Lord. And so, worshipping everywhere by their holy actions, the laity consecrate the world itself to God, everywhere offering worship by the holiness of their lives. cf. LG 10, 1 Pet 2:5. ​ In a very special way, parents share in the office of sanctifying "by leading a conjugal life in the Christian spirit and by seeing to the Christian education of their children." can. 835 # 4. Benedict XVI Our Lord instituted the Eucharist, the sacrament of his Body and Blood. Jesus’ gift of himself anticipates his sacrifice on the Cross and his glorious Resurrection. The Eucharist is the supreme prayer of Jesus and of his Church... His act of breaking the bread and offering the cup on the night before he died becomes the sign of his redemptive self-oblation in obedience to the Father’s will: he thus appears as the true paschal lamb who brings the ancient worship to fulfilment. Jesus’ prayer also invokes strength for his disciples, especially Peter (cf. Lk 22:31-32). May our celebration of the Eucharist, in obedience to Christ’s command, unite us more deeply to his prayer at the Last Supper and enable us, in union with him, to offer our lives ever more fully in sacrifice to the Father. 1/11/12 ​ St. Paul writes about the love of the cross . Ephesians 5:2 So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma. ​ It is false, therefore, to say that Christ became a victim so that we don't have to be. Sacred Scripture and the magisterium clearly teach that in Christ and with His grace, we become victims of love. We live no longer for ourselves but in loving obedience, giving all to the Father. We must have the same heart of Christ, the same will, the same love and thus the same total surrender of our lives to Him. This is to be a victim of love. ​ Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Mt 16:24-25 ​ Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God. 1 Peter 4:1-2 ​ Jesus is not speaking here about an optional spirituality. Jesus is proclaiming the way for all, the way for "ANY" man that would follow Him. We, the body, must follow the way of Christ the Head. This is the faith of the Church. This is the path followed by all the saints since the beginning. ​ Call it as you wish as long as you do not dilute the reality: The way of Christ is the way of the victim of love. One Body in Christ, offering in love to the Father. This is not a burden but rather the privilege of the children of God that Christ earned for us. ​ Christ gives Himself to us first to enkindle in us the fire of His love. This love embraces any suffering or trial. Sacrificial self giving is the very nature of love. It brings us to closer union with Christ and thus to great joy. We are not separate victims. Rather, we share in the one victimhood of Christ. ​ Victimhood understood this way is at the heart of the life of all the baptized and therefore cannot be the exclusive privilege of priests and religious. ​ Let us see how the term "victim" is used in the spirituality of the cross. A happily married woman, mother of 9, Blessed Concepcion (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida wrote in her diary what Jesus told her about His mother: ​ She nourished Me to be a Victim attaining the supreme immolation of her soul when She delivered Me up to be crucified. It was one and the same sacrifice. Mine on the Cross and the one which took place in her heart… (Diary April 6, 1928) ​ I must be offered by you, at every moment, as a victim on behalf of men; and you, united with the great Victim with all His perfections. I want you to offer yourself as did Mary, with her very virtues and qualities,. Imitate her and model your own heart on this so beautiful an image. (Diary, 2/2/1907) ​ The Venerable Fr. Felix Rougier, MSp.S.: ​ "To be self-sacrificing is to say many times during the day: "Nothing for me, all for Jesus." "The most perfect advice I can give you regarding this point is what our spirituality points out: ‘To be victims in union with Jesus who always offered himself to the Father, moved by the great love that the Holy Spirit had poured out of Him. ​ To be victims with Jesus does not necessarily mean to do penance. Rather it is an internal attitude. It is a constant YES to everything God wants; a big YES AS LARGE AS THE SKY; A CONFIDENT GENEROUS SURRENDER, WITHOUT LIMIT OR CONDITION. That is what it means to be a victim; it does not mean to do something, but to really love, accepting all the consequences of true love. ​ Jesus’ time came. Perhaps He did not do penance, but one night the hour of Gethsemani arrived, of the unjust judgment and of the condemnation and the lashes and carrying the cross and being nailed to it; and Jesus said YES to the Father. "Not my will but your’s be done." "Father, I place my life in Your hands." ​ "Our time" will come to each of us. A time of sickness, of a very violent temptation; a time to lose our beloved relatives or friends; a time of misunderstandings, false accusations, persecution, unjust judgments. And then we will say the same YES of Jesus, closely united to Him and with the force of the same Holy Spirit who always gave Jesus the courage and light and love to offer Himself to the Father for the salvation of all." ​ "Do you understand the Spirituality of the Cross? It is to be self-sacrificing, it is to carry one’s cross together with Jesus." -Risking the Future Pg 103-104. ​ A growing awareness of Victimhood "Victim love" may not be popular to modern man; it may be much rejected even by Christians, but God is actually increasing the Church's understanding of its necessity and urgency. The XX Century had more martyrs than any other century, hundreds are already canonized. It is notable how many modern day saints explicitly offered themselves as victims of love and wrote about it as THE path of love. ​ Hebrews 10:5-7 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God,’ ​ Victimhood is immolation and oblation in Him. ​ A victim in the Old Testament was a living creature offered to God in adoration. How can does this apply to us today? The victim was immolated (destroyed) in the sacrifice: we do not kill our bodies but we must put to death the rebelliousness of our body, a death to self, so that we are born again in the Spirit. ​ It required oblation (offering): the voluntary surrender of the victim who gives all to unite with the beloved. All in our life becomes an opportunity to unite with Christ. Life becomes a gift of love freely offered. ​ In the Church we say "Lex orandi, lex credendi" (what we pray is what we believe) We must pay attention to what we pray at Mass: Eucharistic Prayer III: "Look we pray upon the oblation of our Church and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim by whose death you willed to reconcile us to yourself, grant that we, who are nourished by the Body and Blood of your Son and filled with the Holy Spirit, may become one body, one spirit in Christ. ​ The same canon links our being an offering with Christ with our salvation : "May he make us an eternal offering to you, so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect" ​ Victimhood is a grace of participation in the victimhood of God, as required by love. ​ To understand victimhood we need to turn our gaze to the Trinity. ​ From eternity the Father gives Himself to the Son because He loves Him. The Son likewise loves the Father and gives Himself to Him. Their love is a Person, the Holy Spirit. Thus God is Trinity abiding in the unity of love. ​ We think of loving as giving something, even perhaps giving something of ourselves. But the Father does not give the Son "something". Rather, He gives Himself in totality. There is nothing of the Father that is not in the Son. This total giving of self is the essence of victimhood! Thus the Father, in this sense, is a victim of love! ​ The Son receives all from the Father and gives Himself in totality to the Father, thus the Son is a victim of love given to the Father. Father and Son are in each other in their total mutual self giving, so perfectly that they are one in being. "Thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee" (Jn 17:21). ​ Love revealed to us ​ The love between Father and Son, hidden from eternity because of our sins, became visible at the incarnation. The Father gave us His all by giving us His Son. The Son, now with a human heart, continues to receive all from the Father and gives all back to Him. ​ "He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, "show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? (Jn 14:9-10) ​ All of Jesus' words and actions throughout His life, culminating at the cross, reveal the victim love of the Father who is in Him. By giving Himself as a victim, Jesus is giving what He has received from the Father. That means He learned to be victim of love from the Father. The Father is not a victim that is destroyed but a victim in the sense that He gives Himself without ceasing. Christ died that we be one with God. ​ Christ, in his final prayer at the Last Supper, reveals that He was sent by the Father to draw us into their unity and thus into their victim love. ​ Jn 17:21 "That they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me. 26 I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them." ​ Jesus renders His heart open in this prayer showing His most profound desire for our unity with Him and with each other. Notice how many times He pleads for us to abide in divine unity. ​ This unity is such that it makes us Christ's Body, able to receive the Father's love and offer ourselves in union with Christ. Thus, we are not additional victims but rather the living body of the one Victim: Christ. When we unite to Him our daily duties, our sufferings and joys, our sacrifices for the sake of our brethren, we are allowing Him to live in us and this becomes our joy. ​ Col 1:24 "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church" Holy Mass St Paul wrote: "I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Rom 12:1-2 ​ This we are called to do at every mass where, as victims of love, we unite ourselves to Christ the Victim, giving all to the Father. We go to Mass to die with Christ and rise with Him. All in us is surrendered through Him, with Him, in Him. If we want to be saints, we must be one with Christ. We can never say: "Christ is the victim, not me" or "some are called to offer themselves completely but that is not my vocation." ​ The Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1367 The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: "The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different." "And since in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner. . . this sacrifice is truly propitiatory." ​ 1368 The Eucharist is also the sacrifice of the Church. The Church which is the Body of Christ participates in the offering of her Head. With him, she herself is offered whole and entire. She unites herself to his intercession with the Father for all men. In the Eucharist the sacrifice of Christ becomes also the sacrifice of the members of his Body. The lives of the faithful, their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with those of Christ and with his total offering, and so acquire a new value. Christ's sacrifice present on the altar makes it possible for all generations of Christians to be united with his offering. In the catacombs the Church is often represented as a woman in prayer, arms outstretched in the praying position. Like Christ who stretched out his arms on the cross, through him, with him, and in him, she offers herself and intercedes for all men. ​ We silently join the offering as Christ speaks through the priest the words of consecration: "For this is My Body, which will be given for you"; "For this is the chalice of My Blood, the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me" ​ L.C. members say this prayer at the moment of the consecration of the Precious Blood which we learned from Ven. Conchita: ​ Beloved Father! Through the immaculate hands of Mary, receive my blood which I place in that chalice in union with the blood of Jesus, sacrificing it for love of you, for your priests and for the salvation and regeneration of the world through the cross. Accept it, Father, and sprinkle with it the good and the bad, the living and the dead, making fruitful the field of the Church through this sacrifice. Amen Jesus savior of mankind, save them! ​ We continue the offering during the day. This will be so if we open our hearts and share in the disposition of the Christ the Victim. -Eucharist ​ Fire upon the earth Jesus holds nothing back because His Heart is filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit. His Heart is bursting with love. Lc 12:49-51 "I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! ​ He wants to cast this Holy Spirit fire upon the earth, upon each one of us, to make us one with Him. Notice that for the fire to come, Jesus must enter His baptism. That means that he was immersed in the will of His Father unto its fulfillment at the cross. If we are one with Christ, we too must be immersed in the will of God and become an offering, a victim of love given without reserve. God waits 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. ​ 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. "The smallest movement of pure love is worth more to the Church than all works put together." -St. John of the Cross. See also: "The little way of St Therese." ​ "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me". Gal 2:20 ​ We realize that our offering is imperfect and unfinished. We are, like St. Paul, running the race, learning to love and to offer. It is a process and we shall not despair due to our failures and setbacks. The summit is not reached without struggle and perseverance. We also offer to the Lord our falls as long as we get up and keep on the race. Mary, the perfect Victim. At the cross Mary suffered with her son as the perfect victim of love. Both consummated the victim love they always lived by. The two were one in love to the depth of their hearts, thus they were also one in suffering and in victimhood. "a sword will pierce your own soul too" Lc 2:35. Their lives became one offering. He as Redeemer and she as co-redeemer. Since we too are members of Christ's body, she helps us in our weakness by taking us to the cross as she took St. John. Our offering is perfected when we respond by living our consecration to our Blessed Mother. Mary asks us to console the Lord by becoming victims with her. In the approved apparition at Akita, Japan, said in Aug.3, 1973: Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with my Son, for souls who will repair by their suffering and their poverty for the sinners and ingrates. In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With my Son I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger. I desire this also from your community...that it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men. ​ Our FIAT opens the way for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Filled with the Holy Spirit we are a new creation in Christ, empowered to live in His Love. Then Jesus can cast fire upon the earth through us. This is the only way that evangelization is effective. ​ Our offering obtains from Christ many graces for others too. We offer ourselves for many, specially for the priests. It is a joy to know that we are cooperating in the salvation of souls. Jesus to St. Faustina: My Daughter, I want to instruct you on how you are to rescue souls through sacrifice and prayer. You will save more souls through prayer and suffering than will a missionary through his teachings and sermons alone. I want to see you as a sacrifice of living love , which only then carries weight before Me. You must be annihilated, destroyed, living as if you were dead in the most secret depths of your being. You must be destroyed in that secret depth where the human eye has never penetrated; then will I find in you a pleasing sacrifice, a holocaust full of sweetness and fragrance. And great will be your power for whomever you intercede. Outwardly, your sacrifice must look like this: silent, hidden, permeated with love, imbued with prayer. I demand, My daughter, that your sacrifice be pure and full of humility, that I may find pleasure in it. I will not spare My grace, that you may be able to fulfill what I demand of you. –Diary #1752 ​ I will now instruct you on what your holocaust shall consist of, in everyday life, so as to preserve you from illusions. You shall accept all sufferings with love. Do not be afflicted if your heart often experiences repugnance and dislike for sacrifice. All its power rests in the will, and so these contrary feelings, far from lowering the value of the sacrifice in my eyes, will enhance it. Know that your body and soul will often be in the midst of fire. Although you will not feel my presence on some occasions, I will always be with you. Do not fear; My grace will be with you... –#1767 Blessed John Paul II: United with Christ, Priest and Victim, I offer my sufferings for the Church and for the world. To you, Mary, I repeat: 'Totus tuus ergo sum.' (I am all yours). Jesus to Mother Teresa of Calcutta: I want victims of My love "Wilt thou refuse? When there was a question of thy soul I did not think of Myself but gave Myself freely for thee on the cross and what about thee? Wilt thou refuse? I want Indian nuns victims of My love, who would be Mary and Martha, who would be so very united to Me as to radiate My love on souls. I want free nuns covered with My poverty of the Cross. - I want obedient nuns covered with My obedience on the Cross. I want full of love nuns covered with My charity of the cross. - Wilt thou refuse to do this for me?" ​ You have become My Spouse for My love - you have come to India for me. The thirst you had for souls brought you so far. - Are you afraid now to take one more step for your Spouse - for Me - for souls? Is your generosity grown cold? Am I a second to you? You did not die for souls - that is why you don't care what happens to them. - Your heart was never drowned in sorrow as was My Mother's. - we both gave our all for souls - and you? You are afraid, that you will lose your vocation - you will be wanting in perseverance. No - your vocation is to love and suffer and save souls and by taking the step you will fulfill My Heart's desire for you. Messages to our LC community: That is why I desire many victim souls, for it is only the power of pure love that will pierce the darkness that is seeping into the hearts and minds of My people. Bring Me victim souls My little one. Do not be afraid. 1/29/11 ​ St. Joseph and Mary were perfect holy victim souls. They were united as one to the Victim of Love. St. Joseph never uttered a complaint during his many trials, struggles, and sufferings. The human existence here on earth is full of struggles, challenges, difficulties, sufferings, trials and tears because of the fall. I came to transform human suffering through My death and resurrection. The Holy Family lived the human condition through Me, with Me and in Me, thus their lives were transformed into Love, the love of the Most Holy Trinity. The world is foundering into the abyss of evil and darkness because My Spirit is not sought and loved. It is through Mary, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, that you obtain most perfectly the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that will unite you as One Body to My crucified Love to participate in the salvation of the world. It is only My victim souls who participate in the work of Redemption and who will conquer the principalities of death with Me. Therefore, My little one, bring me victim souls! 1/31/11 ​ Remain steadfast in your preaching and teaching about victim souls. You will bring many to find the secret passage that leads to transformation into Me; the passage that brings a soul into the life of the most Holy Trinity. St. Paul entered this passage as he declares when he says, "I have been crucified with Christ." 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. That is why St. Paul can now say, " It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me." I continue to thirst for love, but it is only the love of My victim souls that satisfies My thirst. It is only the love of My victim souls that has the power to appease the justice of God. Therefore, bring Me many victim souls. 2/1/11 ​ The Power of a Victim Soul During an exorcism, a demon was forced to speak thus: " The crucified souls are the ones," said the demon, "that will wage war against us. A faithful soul is more powerful than hell, but a crucified soul is more powerful than a thousand hells." Thus the victim souls will bring peace back into the Church when they have completed their suffering. "Mary Crushes the Serpent -30 Years of Experiences As An Exorcist Told In His Own Words"--Sequel to "Begone Satan". Edited by Rev. Theodore Geiger. Translated: by Rev. Celestine Kapsner, O.S.B. Jesus, the absolute master, rules in love “The divine heart [of Jesus] wishes to be absolute master of yours . . . It has loved people so much that it utterly spent itself on the tree of the cross to prove its love, and continues to do so in the Blessed Sacrament” -St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Paray le Monial. Be constant in practicing every virtue, and especially in imitating the patience of our dear Jesus, for this is the summit of pure love . Live in such a way that all may know that you bear outwardly as well as inwardly the image of Christ crucified, the model of all gentleness and mercy. - St. Paul of the Cross ​ Plead for mercy united to Christ Oh my God, I am conscious of my mission in the Holy Church. It is my constant endeavor to plead for mercy for the world. I unite myself closely with Jesus and stand before Him as an atoning sacrifice on behalf of the world. God will refuse me nothing when I entreat Him with the voice of His Son. My sacrifice is nothing in itself, but when I join it to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, it becomes all-powerful and has the power to appease divine wrath. God loves us in the Son; the painful Passion of the Son of God constantly turns aside the wrath of God. -St Faustina, Diary No. 482 Coherence Vatican II deplored "the dichotomy between the faith which many profess and the practice of their daily lives." The council called this "one of the gravest errors of our time" (Gaudium et Spes, 43). Beware of becoming lukewarm. "Easily we become comfortable, self centered. We must keep on the fire of love. We are more responsible since we have received much. "Lukewarm souls who have just enough warmth to keep them alive: MY HEART cannot bear this. All the graces that I pour out upon them flow off them as off the face of a rock. I cannot stand them, because they are neither good nor bad. The great sins of the world are superficial wounds on MY HEART, but the sins of a chosen soul pierce My Heart through and through.." St. Faustina's Diary #1702-3 Zeal to conquer. "And this was his strength (St Paul's): He did not seek a tranquil, comfortable life, far from difficulties and contradictions; rather, he wore himself out for the sake of the Gospel, he gave himself entirely and without reserve, and in this way he became the great messenger of Christ's peace and reconciliation. The sword that St. Paul holds also recalls the power of truth, which can often wound, can hurt: the Apostle remained faithful to this truth to the end; he served it; he suffered for it; he gave over his life for it. This same logic holds true also for us if we want to be bearers of the kingdom and peace announced by the Prophet Zechariah and fulfilled by Christ: We must be willing to pay personally, to suffer in the first person misunderstanding, rejection, persecution. It is not the sword of the conqueror that builds peace, but the sword of the sufferer, of he who knows how to give his very life -Benedict XVI ​ Encounter with Jesus is the essence of all reform "The essence of the crisis of the Church... is the crisis of faith. If we find no answer to this, if faith does not take on new life, deep conviction and real strength from the encounter with Jesus Christ, then all other reforms will remain ineffective" -Benedict XVI, Dec 22, 2011 ​ 11/1/12 All Saints Day A victim soul voluntarily chooses to become one with the slaughtered Lamb of God. They choose to wear My wounds of love. In this perfect union of love they receive the power of God to redeem and save souls with Me. Many are being made clean through the lives of My victim souls. These souls are the ones who truly become My mystical Body, and because of this, share in the redemption of humanity. The salvation of the multitudes depends on the response of My victim souls.(JN 6:8,9) These are My saints whose robes have been made clean through the Blood of the Lamb of God and have become pure in the image and likeness of God (1JN 3:3 / Rev. 7:14). John 6:8-9 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, 9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?" Rev. 7:9-17 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!" And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen." Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?"I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." ​ Beloved, we are God's children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. -1JN 3:2-3 Back

  • Cross, New Life and the LC Mission | Love Crucified Catholic Community

    The Cross, New Life and the Love Crucified Mission Lourdes Pinto, March 2017 Reflection II ​ #9 The Cross, New Life and the LC Mission ​ My daughter, My Cross without Me is nothing but agony; My Cross with Me is new life. I came, My little one, to bring you new life. Your life without the saving grace of My Precious Blood is death and darkness. I came to restore you to your original state of grace as a daughter of the Father, a daughter who is pure and holy as God is pure and holy, a daughter created for Love and to be love, a daughter to reflect and radiate the beauty of God Himself. ​ The Lord begins by telling us why He came. Reflection: - Am I being restored? - In what specific ways have I become a new man or woman? What changes do I see in myself from the time I began in LC? Since last year? -If I do not see any changes in myself, why not? The Cross is your sole wealth and happiness on earth because it is your path to new life. It is the place of encounter between a creature and the Trinity. Yes, My daughter, that place of encounter with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. You enter the Cross through the gate of My Mother. She accompanies you to the foot of the Cross to kiss My pierced and wounded feet. This first encounter is the awakening of your soul. It is through this act of humble love, in imitation of My Mother, in which you receive the gift of knowledge, therefore, receiving the gold of precious repentance. ​ ​ #31 p. 96 - By allowing all suffering to draw you into My sufferings and sorrows, you will come to know Love. ​ ​ The Lord now explains to us the means to this "new life" – the Cross. ​ ​ Reflection: - Since coming to the Cross with Mary, the beginning of living this Path, how have I encountered Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Father?Is there a Person of the Trinity I feel I have not come to know yet? ​ - The Lord’s ways are simple – literally kiss my feet and ASK for the GIFT of knowledge & repentance. We are the ones that complicate it with our analyzing and intelligence. Do I literally do this simple humble act every day? If not, why? ​ - Do I have the humility & docility to RECEIVE self-knowledge from my spouse, accompanier, friend, brother, sister, community member? Is there a certain person or persons I find myself reluctant to receive from? Have I ever asked the people I live with if they find me open to receive healthy criticism? ​ - How do I block the gift of self-knowledge – justify – "it's wrong"? ​ - What have I learned this past year about myself? Lies, wounds, disordered tendencies, anger, ​ - What have I repented from that I am working very hard to correct? ​ ​ My feet represent My desire to bring My Gospel to the ends of the world. On earth, they were continuously walking, moving forward in love of my Father's mission, which was My mission because We are One with the Holy Spirit. As you kiss My feet ask: How far are you willing to go to proclaim My mission that I have placed in your heart? Will your feet reach the summit of Golgotha? Will you continue to love and be faithful to My mission when you are persecuted and misunderstood, many times by those closest to you? How far are you willing to walk for Me? Are you willing to remain at My feet and wash them with the perfume of your tears and sacrifices as Mary Magdalene did? (2/24/11) ​ ​ - "Know who you are." Living out your consecration is the fulfillment of the mission. "Bring me victim souls." ​ - Duplicity. We do not want to share what we think people do not want to hear. (ex. Donato’s house) ​ - It’s not enough to have just a personal attraction to these teachings; to be in the community is a vocation to make these teachings our way of life and to live the mission. ​ LC Consecration ​ Heavenly Father, moved by Your love and Your grace, in union with the Blessed Virgin Mary, my Mother, and the family of Love Crucified, I, (name), resolve to deny myself, to take up my cross daily, and to follow Jesus, Love Crucified. Through the immaculate hands of Mary, receive my blood, united to the Precious Blood of Jesus, as a sacrifice of love for You, for Your priests, families, the most hardened hearts, and for the salvation of the world. Transform my heart into Your living chalice so that I become Your companion of love. Inspired by Venerable Conchita and our patron saints, I offer myself as a victim united to Jesus the Victim of love. I surrender my entire heart, will, plans, desires, sacrifices, sufferings, joys, prayers, works, every thought and action, uniting all to Christ's sacrificial love on the Cross, so that no longer I live but Christ, Love Crucified, lives in me. My Lord, I surrender myself to the Holy Spirit and vow to be attentive to His promptings and movements in my soul, that I may come to a deeper knowledge of Christ and of myself, to learn from Him love, tenderness, mercy, humility, docility, obedience, purity, silence, service and all the virtues. I promise full assent and obedience to all the Catholic Church teaches and to treasure the Eucharist, the Word, Reconciliation and all the Lord provides for our sanctification. I enter into a covenant of love with my brothers and sisters of the Love Crucified Community and commit to its way of life. My words and actions shall reflect my love for all, so that we can help each other live the Path to Union and be witnesses to the world. All for the glory of God and the renewal of the Church through a new Pentecost. Every movement of my soul shall say with Christ: "Suffer all with Me, no longer two but ONE, in My sacrifice of love." ​ -Amen. Back

  • Saint John – Union with Christ

    Saint John the Apostle Saint John The Apostle John leaned on the breast of the Lord at the Last Supper. Blessed is he to whom Jesus revealed the treasures of His heart. We shall respond to the love of Jesus with all our hearts as St. John did and be instruments of HIs love to one another. John, 17 reveals the longing of Jesus for this union in love and yet it is ignored. This is the goal of all purifications and renouncing, for this Jesus gave His life: that we be one in His Love. —Fr. Jordi Rivero 12/27/10. Back

  • Cristo Roto –Song | Love Crucified Catholic Community

    CRISTO ROTO Broken Christ Text and music: Maria Hickein ​ Soy el Cristo roto, mutilado por el pecado... I am the broken Christ, maimed by sin... ¿Quién Me quiere consolar? Who wants to comfort Me? Todo flagelado, desfigurado, tan maltratado... All flagellated, disfigured, so mistreated ... ¿Quién Me viene a acompañar? Who comes to accompany Me? Como un mendigo implorando compasión... Like a beggar seeking compassion... Soy ese amigo que te dio Su corazón... I am that friend that gave you His heart... Soy el Cristo roto, olvidado, tan despreciado... I am the broken Christ, maimed by sin... ¿Quién Me quiere ir a buscar? Who wants to go looking for Me? Vivo encadenado, amordazado, encarcelado... I live chained, gagged, imprisoned ... ¿Quién Me pone en libertad? Who sets Me free? Muero de frío por no hallar un corazón I'm dying of cold for not finding a heart. que busque al Mío y Me abrigue con su amor... who looks for Mine and who shelters Me with his love... Soy tu Cristo roto, rechazado, I am your Christ - broken and rejected- fui traicionado con un beso sin amor I was betrayed with a kiss without love Soy tu Cristo herido, humillado, abandonado, I am your Christ - wounded, humiliated, abandoned- ¿Quién repara esta traición? Who repairs this betrayal? Busco al amigo con quien compartir Mi sed I am looking for a friend to share My thirst with y que Conmigo se crucifique también... and that, with Me, also crucifies himself... Otro Cristo roto... Another broken Christ... ​ ​ Music Page

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    Books The Simp le Path to Union with God The Simple Path is a spiritual path walked with Mary to become ONE with Jesus Crucified as the most perfect transformation into LO VE. It is God’s formation manual for His hidden victims of love, the saints of the end times, to enter prepared for the decisive battle. ​ (Also available in Spanish) God's Hidden Victim Souls God the Father, Jesus and Mary gave the messages contained in this book to an ordinary wife, mother, and grandmother. They began to form her as a victim soul for these times, God's hidden ordinary victims of love. His warriors, Mary's white army, for the great battle that has begun... ​ (Also available in Spanish) Teachings on the Simple Path – 2020 Reflections from the Love Crucified Community on how to live The Simple Path to Union with God, applying it to our ordinary daily lives as God's hidden victims of love. ​ (Also available in Spanish) Ediciones en español

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  • The Church and the Anti-Church

    The Church and the Anti-Church Pa rt I of a series ​ We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives. ... How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time. – Karol Wojtyla. ​ Fr. Jordi Rivero | August 12, 2021 | Audio We are living in decisive times A person’s time on earth has always been decisive because it determines our fate for eternity. But our times are decisive in a particular way: It will not be possible to remain as Christians simply based on family tradition. We have entered a new stage of the spiritual battle, a new world order with an aggressive anti-Christian ideology. As we are pressured to accept immoral practices, each person will have to decide: Christ or the world. We will be tempted to capitulate and justify it, saying: “I had to do it, or I would be fined,” or “I would lose my job”… Let us not fool ourselves. We make a choice. There is no discipleship of Christ without the Cross. Christians have come to this crossroads since the beginning. When Jesus was taken prisoner, Peter followed Him at a distance. His love was still imperfect, and he could not overcome his fear.[1] Another crossroad was when Henry VIII of England declared himself the head of the Church. Only one bishop in all of England, St. John Fisher[2], remained faithful. He was martyred. The acquiescence of the other bishops sealed a division in the Body of Christ that remains today. Yet, a remnant of faithful priests and laypersons held to the faith, and many were martyred in the ensuing years. History gives us a vital lesson: Few remain at the Cross. Will we? Only if our love, like Peter’s, is perfected through suffering. It is for these decisive times that the Lord has been forming us in Love Crucified. We need to live our identity and mission and deepen our response every day. What are we facing? Cardinal Karol Wojtyla visited the USA in 1976, two years before being elected pope. His words were like a lightning bolt amidst the festive spirit of the Eucharistic Congress. He said: We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it… How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time[3]. Cardinal Wojtyla had personal experience of the horrific suffering caused by the Nazis and Communists and the subsequent enslavement of many countries. He was not speaking lightly when he told us that we are facing “the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through,” that it is now “inevitable” and will be “brought about in blood.” The confrontation is between the Church and the anti-Church. The battle lines are drawn. We are either the Church or the anti-Church. Now the Church appears weak and infiltrated by the anti-Church, but it will be purified by fire. We must remain humbly united with Mary in obedience at the foot of the Cross. One with Him in suffering. Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) wrote: The church will become small… The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals...[4] The book of Revelation portrays this battle as the confrontation between the Church and the evil demands of the pagan state. The state is under the power of the “Red Dragon” (Rev 12) and functions as a godless anti-Church. This secular religion, formed by the enemies of God, worships the emperor and persecutes the Woman (The Church, Mary). The same Scriptures warn us that the Anti-Church appears to be invincible and multitudes bow to its demands; therefore the faithful are encouraged to persevere when threatened with martyrdom. Christ will conquer the anti-Church through a faithful remnant with Mary. Those are the victims of love of the faithful Church who shed their blood and persevere through the tribulation. The blood of the martyrs united to Christ’s wins the victory (See the last secret of Fatima[5].) The enemy works while we sleep The Popes, Mary, and the saints[6] have warned us about the battle but were mostly ignored. Meanwhile, the anti-Church works tirelessly to control the vital elements of society: government agencies, the media, schools and universities, corporations, sports, and even the so-called fact-checkers. How can so many diverse institutions work in unison to effectively impose the anti-Gospel? Saint Paul tells us who is at the helm there: Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph 6,12) Satan needs relatively few in his inner circle of collaborators, those who sell their souls for power and money. To these few, he gives the power to deceive vulnerable multitudes because their hearts did not receive God. An example: On Good Friday, the main plotters were religious men attached to their power and positions. Satan used them to mobilize a mob to cry out, “Crucify him.” Many of them had walked with Jesus and welcomed Him in Jerusalem, but their hearts remained closed. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. (Mt 23:37) We must be immersed in the Word and the Path that the Lord has given us. Seek to repent and go deep, avoid being distracted by the anti-Gospel that is all around us. The Passion continues throughout history. We are seeing it now: A powerful elite is deceiving the multitude around us, pressuring us to think and act as they do. In other words, to yield to the pressure of the anti-Church. The multitude is mixed: Some are aggressive, while others think that we are foolish and are trying to “help” us. The anti-Church gains control through deception The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ”. (2 Cor 4:4). Blinded minds do not love the Gospel’s truths and moral principles. They fall for the anti-Gospel because they offer what they crave. The anti-Church adopts exalted ideals as bait to deceive and enslave: The French Revolution promised “liberty,” “fraternity” and “equality”; the Communist claim to be for social justice. Journalism has been replaced by propaganda. Lies are repeated until they are accepted as dogmas that determine what is right and wrong. The anti-Church tells us to “follow the science” but shuts down qualified persons that do not support its agenda. No honest discussion of facts is allowed. They say that data does not lie, but those who work with it can. ​ St. John Paul II warned us about this agenda 28 years ago: Vast sectors of society are confused about what is right and what is wrong, and are at the mercy of those with the power to “create” opinion and impose it on others[7].” “Progress”, for the anti-Church, means dismantling everything Christian by portraying it as oppressive. Example: The cancellation of St. Junipero Serra. Their priority is to destroy what is most sacred: human life, the family, sexuality. Having legalized the massacre of the unborn, it goes after the children, overriding parental authority[8] to impose LGTB indoctrination, gender theories and to advocate for the right to surgical gender “transitions[9]. The anti-Church exploits the evils of the past to condemn the entire history of the nation. It re-writes history books to cancel or distort all that does not fit their narrative. It promises to fix all problems through revolution. It exploits anger and frustration to incite riots. It calls for defunding the police. It violates our God-given constitutional rights to religion and free speech. Those who object are labeled as terrorists, hate mongers, agents of misinformation, radicals, homophobes, sexists, and bigots. They are excluded from society. They are stripped of professional credentials, lose employment, fined, defamed, censored, canceled from social platforms, even brought to court, and imprisoned. The Great Reset The Great Reset [here ] [video ] is one of the objectives of the oligarchy of the anti-Church to establish a New World Order. Here One of their many organizations, the World Economic Forum (WEF), offers a glimpse of their objectives on their website: The world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism as the way to make this world a better place.[10]” Cardinal Muller has warned that it aims to control “all aspects of society, including religious practices and ownership[11].” Is it crazy to think that a few hundred or thousand ambitious and wealthy elites are conspiring to control the world? If you think so, you do not know world history. The Great Reset is well documented. It appears in many publications, such as Time magazine. Others dismiss the danger, saying: “it cannot happen here.” They trust that the Constitution, our system of government, and the good sense of the people will prevail. They are optimistic. But optimism and pessimism only reflect wishful thinking, our human expectations. Optimism vs. Faith Christians are optimistic only if we understand it in light of faith: All things will be for the good of those who trust in the Lord. But we should have no illusions about an easy path. Jesus could be viewed as pessimistic when he foretold His passion and Peter as the optimist who said: “This shall never happen to you!” (Mt 16,22). Jesus was demolishing our old way of thinking, our deceptive optimism so that we can face the Cross with faith and conquer with it. Without faith, the natural response is to deny the reality of the Cross, and when that is no longer possible, we fall into fear and despair. Fear allows the devil to weaken us and confuse us because we lose sight of God. Do not be afraid of Satan’s “Great Reset.” It is a parody of God’s Great Reset that will be manifested through Jesus: “He who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new’[12].” This is the great reset that we must keep our eyes on while we suffer through the other. Scripture teaches us that God’s ways are not our ways. God calls us to trust Him and renounce our plans, even when they seem most secure and logical to us. But, like the Jews, we sometimes despair when we see the Pharaoh’s chariots, we forget the miracles and want to return to Egypt. Jesus often tested His disciples, so they would grow in faith. He sleeps through the storm, tells them to feed a multitude with five loaves, tells them to cast their nets when there were no fish, to follow Him to the Cross. The Lord has called the Community of Love Crucified to be His warriors, along with all those who are willing to listen. These are just two of His messages that sum up what I have shared with you. April 10, 2012: Satan is working to bring forth his new world order of destruction, but My crusade of victim souls will possess the power of God to crush the head of Satan. You are the heel of the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Continue giving your life daily for the mission I have entrusted to you... Do not lose hope in all that I have placed in your heart. My crusade of victim souls will have to suffer greatly and be formed to perfection in love to fight this fierce battle, but know that My Cross has triumphed. Now, through this crusade, it needs to triumph in the hearts of My people. Persevere in love. Persevere in trust. April 30, 2012: My people are vanishing in the trap of Satan as fish accumulate in the fishermen’s nets to be brought out of the waters of life. My people are perishing as they accumulate by the multitudes in the net of Satan’s deception. I have given you, My little ones, the treasures of heaven contained in My simple path to freedom, and you persist in your stubbornness. For 40 years, My people persisted in their stubbornness as I led them to new life... You must be bold, My little one, for the justice of God is now upon you... A time of great darkness is approaching; life as you know it will cease to exist. It is only My victim souls that have entered the safety of the Cross who will be in peace, and it is only they, My victim souls, who will be able to fight this battle with My Mother. My priests who do not become one with the Word of the Cross will perish with the multitudes. Your mission is to raise up My victim souls for this decisive battle. If you do not respond to this desire of My Sacred Heart, you will have forsaken Me [1] The Simple Path p. 130. [2] [3] Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, address to USA bishops, 1976. Reprinted Wall Street Journal, 9 Nov. 1978. [4] Joseph Ratzinger, Faith and the Future, 1969 (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009), p. 114. [5] Cited in The Simple Path to Union with God , p. 143. [6] The Simple Path to Union with God , Chpt. 8. [7] Homily, Solemnity of the Assumption, 8th World Youth Day, Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, Colorado, USA, 15 Aug. 1993), [8] [9] [10] [11] Card. Muller [12] Rev 21:5. ​ Back

  • Spiritual Motherhood for Priest 2019 | Love Crucified

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  • Victim Souls Crusade – Love Crucified

    A Crusade of Victim Souls Therese of Lisieux is one of these little souls. Through her "little way," God brings a new understanding of victims of love to the world. She offers herself to Christ as a voluntary oblation, “That I may live in one act of perfect Love, I OFFER MYSELF AS A VICTIM OF HOLOCAUST TO THY MERCIFUL LOVE… “ (Story of a Soul Ch.XII) ​ St. Therese prophesied that the legion of little souls, victims of merciful Love, would become as numerous “as the stars of heaven and the sands of the seashore.” “It will be terrible for Satan; it will help the Blessed Virgin to crush his proud head completely.” (St. Thérése of Lisieux, The Legion of Mary Handbook, 256-257.) In the last one hundred and fifty years the Church has seen an unprecedented call from our Lord and Blessed Mother for victim souls, a gift of God in view of the crisis the Church and world is undergoing. The ways of God are not the ways of the world. He will raise up a transformed priesthood, pierce the darkness of Satan and usher in the new Pentecost with the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, not through more programs, but through His “hidden force”, a crusade of victim souls. Important Messages and Saints for These Times St. Therese of Lisieux 1873-1897 St. Therese lives her victimhood of love as a warrior to help priests obtain victory. She writes to a priest, “Like Joshua you fight on the field, as for me, I am your little Moses, and without ceasing my heart is lifted up to obtain victory." She lives in the Heart of Christ Crucified, therefore, she also suffers and laments with Jesus for priests that are not holy: “How many bad priests there are, how many priests who aren't holy enough! We pray, we suffer for them..., do you understand the cry of my heart?” (Convent letter, cited by Cardinal Cordes, in Why Priests? p 55) Blessed Conchita 1862-1937 Blessed Conchita, wife and mother of nine children, is an example of the fire of love that makes us victims with Christ. Jesus told her: “Offer yourself as a victim for my priests. Unite yourself to My sacrifice for gaining them graces.” (Conchita, A Mother’s Spiritual Diary, 85). Today’s world has a need not only for religious, but also married and single victim souls that will surrender their entire will to God for the sanctification of priests and families. ​ Jesus asks Conchita for a crusade of victim souls-- generous men and women in all vocations of life to help priests and families: “I am going to ask you one thing: a crusade of victim souls to the glory of My Father following the spirit of the cross.” ​ “… It is a union of pure souls, without self interest, victims in the midst of the world, who, fulfilling their duties, with love and zeal and a sacrificial life, give me glory.” Jesus wants Conchita to give Him holy priests. United to Him, she will belong to priests in the sense that her life will be an oblation for them. Jesus tells her: ​ “This will truly be a solace to My heart, giving Me holy priests. Tell Me you accept, that you will belong with Me to priests always since your mission on behalf of them will continue in heaven.” Mary Appears as "Rosa Mystica" to Pierina 1947-1966 The apparitions of our Blessed Mother as Rosa Mystica in Montichiari are specifically a call to priests, religious and consecrated souls and a call to the world to pray, sacrifice and do penance for them. ​ First Apparition - Spring of 1947 ​ “Our Lady, a beautiful woman, wore a violet dress and a white veil around her head. She was very sad; her eyes were filled with tears which fell to the floor. Her breast was pierced by three big swords. Our Lady said, ‘Prayer-Penitence-Expiation.’” Second Apparition - June 13, 1947 ​ Our Lady appeared dressed in white and instead of the three swords she had three roses: a white one, a red one, and a golden one. She brings a message of hope with powerful promises to male and female institutes, religious orders and secular priests: “I promise those religious institutes, orders, and secular priests who venerate me in this special way my special protection, an increase of spiritual vocations, fewer betrayed vocations, and great sanctity among the servants of God. I wish the 13th of each month to be celebrated as the day of Mary... I wish the 13th of July of each year to be celebrated in honor of 'Rosa Mystica.'" ​ Third Apparition - October 22, 1947 ​ Our Lady explained to Pierina the meaning of the three swords and the three roses: The first sword means loss of the vocation as a priest or a monk. ​ The second sword means priests, monks, and nuns who live in deadly sin. ​ The third sword means priests and monks who commit the treason of Judas. While giving up their vocation, they often lose also their faith, their eternal beatitude, and become enemies of the Church. The white rose means the spirit of prayer. ​ The red rose means the spirit of expiation and sacrifice. ​ The yellow or golden rose means the spirit of penitence. Fourth Apparition - November 16, 1947 ​ She said, "Our Lord, my Divine Son, is tired of the many offenses, the severe offenses, the sins against holy purity . . . "He wants to send another flood of punishment… I have interceded that He may be merciful once more. Therefore, I ask for your prayer and penitence to expiate these sins." Blessed Elena Aiello 1895-1951 (Simple path 430-431) Sister Elena Aiello was beatified on the Feast of the Holy Cross, 2011, by Pope Benedict XVI. The prophecies given to her by Jesus and Mary are very serious and urgent. Again, souls are asked by our Lord and Blessed Mother to suffer for priests and pray and do penance for the conversion of the world. ​ Jesus: The Church is opposed, and the priests are despised because of the bad ones who give scandal. Help Me, by suffering, to repair for so many offenses, and thus save at least in part, humanity precipitated in a slough of corruption and death. Then the Madonna appeared to me. She was dressed in black, with seven swords piercing Her Immaculate Heart. Coming closer, with an expression of profound sorrow, and with tears on her cheeks, she spoke to me, saying: Cry out until the priests of God lend their ears to my voice, to advise men that the time is near at hand, and if men do not return to God with prayers and penances, the world will be overturned in a new and more terrible war. Arms most deadly will destroy peoples and nations! The dictators of the earth, specimens infernal, will demolish the churches and desecrate the Holy Eucharist, and will destroy things most dear. In this impious war, much will be destroyed of that which has been built by the hands of man. Clouds with lightning flashes of fire in the sky and a tempest of fire shall fall upon the world. This terrible scourge, never before seen in the history of humanity, will last seventy hours. Godless persons will be crushed and wiped out. Many will be lost because they remain in their obstinacy of sin. Then shall be seen the power of light over the power of darkness. >>> Our Lady of Akita, Japan 1973-1981 The Second World War brought incredible devastation upon Japan. Atomic bombs annihilated two of its cities. It is, therefore, remarkable that Our Lady warned the world at Akita that if we do not turn to God, “Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad.” Akita is not an apparition, rather, Mary shows the continuity of her presence through tears shed by a statue of Our Lady of All Nations. She speaks about the power of the “cohort of victim souls” to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa: Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him, to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with my Son, for souls who will repair by their suffering and their poverty for the sinners and ingrates... I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him [The Father] the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father’s anger. I desire also this from your community… Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered together. August 3, 1973 Back

  • Identity and Mission | Amor Crucificado – Comunidad católica

    Teachings on Identity/Mission of the Love Crucified Community ​ Identity of a Mother of the Cross — Part I Lourdes Pinto | October 5, 2013 ​ Identity of a Mother of the Cross — Part II Lourdes Pinto |December 6, 2014 ​ Missionaries of the Cross - Identity & mission Lourdes Pinto | August 30, 2018​ ​ "Victim" According to the Spirituality of Love Crucified Lourdes Pinto | August 23, 2018​ – Audio The vocation to be a victim soul is a total oblation to the Father in Christ. It is not based in having great sufferings. There are persons who suffer much and do not have the call to Love Crucified. This vocation is lived and confirmed by living the Simple Path to Union with God. ​ Identity: Know Who You Are Lourdes Pinto | December 8, 2016 ​ Love Crucified Mission Lourdes Pinto | May 31, 2012 ​ Discern the Signs of the Times (pandemic agenda, climate change, gender ideology, Great Reset, etc.) ​ Testimony: Power of the Hidden Life Juan Carlos Duque and Lilian Giraldo | November 7, 2019 Husband and wife, members of the Love Crucified Community, share their testimony of how God used two experiences to confirm their identity as victim souls and to reveal the power of the hidden life and of the cross as one with Him. Advent Preparation 2018 Lourdes Pinto | December 1, 2018 ​ Letters from Founders: Steadfast in the Truth We Have Received Lourdes Pinto | July 30, 2017 ​ ​ LC mission identity/mission

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    Solitude – silence Silence allows you to embrace fully the sorrow of your heart. Silence allows you to enter fully the sorrow I am permitting in your heart. As you embrace this pain and suffering, you are embracing Me. You are embracing My pain and suffering and thus entering My Heart, for My Heart is all pain and love. This is My Mercy. To come to know the love of your Beloved is to come to experience My sorrow. This is why My Mother is the Queen of Sorrows, for it is she who lived most perfectly consumed in My Heart. My little one, this union of sorrow, must move your heart to love all, by suffering with silence, peace, and abandonment for all your brothers and sisters. My sons and daughters, exteriorly smile and tend to the duties of your vocation with detail and love; but interiorly, through the arms of silence, live embracing your sorrows. In this way, you are embracing My crucified Body and soothing My wounds. This is the life of love. This is the life of a Mother of the Cross, for it is the life of My Mother. The Holy Spirit will help you; consecrate yourself to Him this morning. Go in peace, My daughter; I live in you as you live in Me. — 8/8/11, The Simple Path #102 p.285. ​ Back

  • Priesthood Transformed – Love Crucified Community

    To raise up a holy transformed priesthood. I am preparing My pure holy vessels by cleansing them with My precious Blood. These living chalices will be filled with My precious Blood as I unite them to the Word of the Cross and they suffer with Me. My Blood will be poured upon My Church to cleanse Her through them. You have been given the particular mission of cleansing My priesthood. 10/7/10 It is my army of victim souls that I am preparing for these decisive times, for it is their hidden lives, as One with my Eucharistic Son, that are being given the power from heaven to defeat Satan and all his principalities and raise My Son’s cohort of holy priests to usher in my reign. You have been given a mission from the Father and you will give birth to the Missionaries of the Cross, through the hidden force of love of the Mothers of the Cross, to help raise this holy cohort. 6/16/11 Back

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