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  • Fatherhood Requires Mercy and Anger

    Fatherhood Requires Mercy and Anger Lourdes Pinto – May 4, 2023 What is just anger? This teaching answers the question and reveals that true fatherhood must have BOTH mercy and justice. One without the other is not authentic love. St. Thomas Aquinas: “Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution” and “justice without mercy is cruelty.” Back

  • Vienes Dulce Amor –Song | Love Crucified Catholic Community

    VIENES... DULCE AMOR You Are Coming... Sweet Love Lyrics and music: Maria Hickein ​ Vienes Dulce Amor You are coming Sweet Love... ​ Vienes a encarnarte You are coming to incarnate ​ Cómo puede ser que quieras quedarte aquí... How can it be that you want to remain here... ​ Por quedarte junto a mi... To stay next to me... ​ Vienes... Dulce Amor... You are coming... Sweet Love... ​ Vienes en ternura You come in tenderness ​ Dios, en Su humildad, quiere ser criatura en ti... God, in His humility, wants to be a creature in you... ​ Para hacer morada en mi... To take dwelling in me... ​ Vienes niño Dios, viene el Amor You are coming God child, Love is coming Viene La Paz al mundo Peace comes to the world ​ Vienes a salvar a rescatar You are coming to save and rescue ​ a una humanidad sin rumbo an aimless humanity Vienes, vienes, Dulce Amor... You are coming, coming, Sweet Love... ​ Vienes, vienes Dulce Amor... Coming, coming Sweet Love... ​ Vienes... Dulce Amor... Vienes a inmolarte Your are coming... Sweet Love... Coming to immolate yourself ​ Siendo Dios y Rey, eliges nacer así Being God and King, you choose to be born this way ​ Te haces pobre para mi You become poor for my sake ​ Vienes... Dulce Amor Your are coming... Sweet Love ​ En noche de invierno In a winter night ​ Frio y soledad, un silencio eterno aquí... Cold and solitude, an eternal silence here... Ven a refugiarte en mi... Com take refuge in me... ​ Vienes con tu cruz a ser la luz You are coming with your cross to be the light ​ Que ilumine mi camino That ilumines my path ​ Toda la creación en comunión All creation in communion ​ Se postra ante el Rey divino Prostrates itself before the divine King ​ Vienes, vienes, Dulce Amor Your coming, coming, Sweet Love ​ Vienes, Vienes, Dulce Amor You are coming, coming, Sweet Love Music Page

  • Sacerdote del Futuro –Song | Love Crucified Catholic Community

    SACERDOTE DEL FUTURO Priest of the Future Text and music: Maria Hickein ​ Sacerdote del futuro, vives en mi corazón, Priest of the future, you live in my heart, Te dan vida mis latidos, te alimentas de mi amor... my heartbeats give you life, you are fed with my love... Sacerdote del mañana, llevo en mí tu porvenir, Priest of tomorrow, I bear your future in me. Concebido con mi sangre derramada para ti... Conceived with my blood, shed for you... Fue a las tres del Viernes Santo donde empieza nuestro amor, Our love began a three o´clock on Good Friday Donde quiso concebirnos Su Sagrado Corazón... that is where the Sacred Heart chose to conceive us... Nuevo Adán y nueva Eva renovados en la Cruz A new Adam and a new Eve renewed at the Cross Nueva sal y nueva vida en María y en Jesús... New salt and new life in Mary and in Jesus... Sacerdote revestido de pureza y humildad Priest vested with purity and humility Así son los elegidos de la Madre Celestial That´s how are those chosen by our Heavenly Mother Sacerdote del futuro, vives en mi corazón Priest of the future, you live in my heart Te dan vida mis latidos, te alimentas de mi amor... My hearbeats give you life, you are fed with my love... Juntos somos hostias vivas para un mundo ya sin Luz Together we are living hosts for a world without Light Fuerza oculta y nueva vida abrazados a la Cruz... Hidden force and new life embracing the Cross... Nueva estirpe de soldados con sus madres de la cruz A new lineage of soldiers with their Mothers of the Cross El amor se ha desbordado, de ese amor naciste tú... Love has overflowed, from that love you were born tú... you.. . ​ ​ ​ Music Page

  • Lent Retreat | Love Crucified Catholic Community

    Lent Retreat Fr. Ron Sciera — March 26-27, 2019 Mission in Louisiana Back

  • Revelation Prepare

    Book of Revelation: Prepare for the Battle and the Eucharistic Reign Lourdes Pinto – November 2018 See Text Note : This text is a supplement to the talk Back to teachings

  • Simple Path overview – Love Crucified

    The Simple Path to Union with God . An overview from Lourdes' heart The Simple Path to Union with God: an overview from Lourdes’ heart to the contemplatives of St. Joseph, 9-25-21 Initial prayer In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit amen. Jesus, we adore You, we praise You, and we thank you for this opportunity to be together. I thank you for the immense joy, the gift of meeting these brothers and sisters of California for the first time. I thank You for this technology that allows us to be together in this way. My Lord, we know that you have a perfect plan for this time; therefore, we submit ourselves totally to your Sacred Heart, to the Immaculate Heart, our most Holy Mother, in union with St. Joseph. I abandon myself totally as your insignificant vessel so that you, Jesus, and our Blessed Mother can speak whatever you wish to these beautiful sons and daughters of yours, that this time together be for the glory of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and to continue to open our hearts, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform us as men and women in the image and likeness of God so that that love can triumph through us. Our Blessed Mother, cover us with your mantle on this Saturday, your day, your mantle of purity, open our hearts to hear what it is that you want us to hear, and open the mouth of Maria and mine to speak what you want us to say. Cover these means of communication and each of us with the Precious Blood of your Son and protect us from any snares of the devil. Amen. Introduction Betty invited me to speak with you and asked me to begin by giving a testimony and explaining the Simple Path to Union with God that many of you have, what this Path is, and how this Path came about. So, I began to pray, like I always do: my Lord, what do you want me to say to these beautiful souls in California? The Lord placed absolutely nothing specific in my heart, and a retired priest that lives with my family gave me a Bible verse this morning and said, “this is what the Lord wants from you, Lourdes, it’s from Matthew 10:19”: Do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. So, I realized that I needed to have vulnerability. I’m a teacher, and I’m used to giving very organized teachings that the Spirit inspires, as Maria knows. So, I think this is the first time that I come to a group with no paper and no notes, just to speak to you from the heart so that I can get out of the way and our Lord and our Blessed Mother can say to each of you whatever they want through me. So let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Lourdes Pinto; I have been married to Peter for 43 years; we have eight children: seven sons and one daughter. She’s our eighth, the gift of Our Lady of Guadalupe for us, so her name is Lourdes, also named after our Blessed Mother. My husband and I are now expecting our 14th grandchild. This is very much who I am. Maria, do you want to give a little introduction? MARIA: I have been at the side of Lourdes for a long time. Before we started with Love Crucified, the Lord had already put in my heart that I needed to accompany this beautiful lady wherever she would go. My name is Maria Hickein. I started with her as a home school mom. I’m also married and a grandmother. I have seven children, five of them adopted. Two Russians, one Ukrainian, two African-Americans, one Spaniard, and one born in the United States, so I have a little bit of everywhere in my heart and home. I can say that the teachings of Love Crucified have given meaning to my life. I say to the Lord, “thank you for giving sense to my life, for everything God connected.” The Lord calls us from the moment of conception, so it’s just a matter of putting every little part of it together to understand who we are. LOURDES: Love Crucified –the beginnings The Lord had prepared me for this call through a beautiful blessed woman; maybe many of you know her, Blessed Conchita, a Mexican mystic, wife, and mother. A friend gave me one of her books in 2004, and that was the beginning of the work of the Holy Spirit in my heart. I began to fall in love with Jesus crucified. He became my one and my all, and we started a beautiful and profound, deep spiritual walk. I got the call in 2006; that was before the community began in 2008. Peter and I, with six of our children, were on a pilgrimage, which ended in Medjugorje. There, one early morning, while my husband and all my children were still sleeping, I heard an invitation very clearly in my heart. I did not know what it was to hear the voice of God so clearly in your heart. It was a very short invitation. I heard the Lord say to me, “will you be my victim soul?” At that moment —I feel God always prepares us in advance— I said, “yes.” I said yes in the most simple way of my heart as a mother. Mary is my mother, and I said, “she is the victim mother united to her son; if I want to truly follow Jesus Christ and follow his mother, I say ‘yes.’” So, not having the slightest idea what I was saying yes to, not even understanding what the invitation was or what it meant to be a victim soul, I simply said “yes.” From that yes, that simple yes, began this whole walk. That was the beginning of the Simple Path to Union with God. The Lord began to form me into the type of victim He specifically wants for these decisive times. Warriors I was amazed that the words of the Lord in my heart began to come like military talk: I’m forming my warriors for these decisive times; I’m forming my army of men and women, courageous men and women of all walks of life, of all different orders of all different religious communities to be my army, to be our Blessed Mother’s army to fight the great battle that is upon you. This was the type of voice coming to my heart, but I needed a profound formation and began to receive it. In 2008, without us even planning it, the community of Love Crucified started with, I think, four of us praying together. Father Jordi is the founding father priest with me. The Lord united me to him for spiritual direction, and, through his guidance, all of this began. Next, the Lord asked us to write the Simple Path because it is for the whole Church. The Simple Path: an experience of life in Christ In Love Crucified we have never recruited or fundraised. I had no idea how more Mothers of the Cross would come. Yet, today I can tell you that we have Mothers and Missionaries of the Cross from different states in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Switzerland, and Honduras. The Lord began to expand His work. So, the Simple Path is an experience of life. I always tell everybody, it’s not a book you read, it’s in the form of a book, but it’s a way of life you live. The goal of the Simple Path, the Lord says, is simple, yet to live it is very difficult for us humans because, due to our woundedness and our brokenness, we are so complicated. But God is simple. God knew the difficult times in which called us to live, and He wanted to form us to be transformed in Christ and through Christ into the unity of the Most Holy Trinity. He wanted us to live this profound union with God here on earth, to experience the goodness, the love, the mercy, the power, the majesty, personally with God here on earth. He also wants formed men and women warriors for the battle that now has begun in the world. Going deep into the heart to empty us and unite us to Him The goal of the Simple Path to Union with God is to take us deep into our hearts and to open our hearts in a way that God can begin to purify us, to empty us of all our darkness, of all the lies that we have come to believe about ourselves. Why? Because it is all a blockage to union with God. The more we allow God to purify us, to cleanse us, to empty us, the more veils drop from the eyes of our hearts so that we can live more and more in profound union with Him, knowing Him in the sanctuary of our hearts, which the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls our conscience. The Path begins with Mary leading us to the Cross The Lord began by uniting us to our Blessed Mother through consecration to her. Only with Mary can any of us reach the Cross, and only through the Cross can we enter the fullness of union in the power of the Holy Spirit. That is why Satan has done so much to scare people about the Cross. I was very innocent when I began this mission. I knew that every priest is ordained priest and victim, yet to my great surprise, I was shocked to find that most priests, the minute I mentioned ‘victim soul,’ wanted nothing to do with what I had to say. They did not understand, and that was such a mystery to me. How could it be that our priests, who are ordained priests and victims, have no idea of what it means and how to live the victimhood dimension of their priesthood, which is where the greatest power is. The Lord has given me the opportunity to come to know many priests in different religious orders who have found in the Path a means to understand how to live the victimhood dimension of their priesthood on a regular, ordinary life. So, that is one of the blessings. After we were consecrated, our Blessed Mother received us, just as she took Mary Magdalene, the other holy women, and St. John. Very few made it to the Cross, but those who were united to our Blessed Mother did. St. Louis de Montfort tells us Jesus has many friends of the banquet, but very few friends of the Cross. I see more and more that there are few men and women that truly have been transformed. We have a lot of good men and women, we have a lot of good priests, but we lack transformed men and women, which is what the world needs now. This is what our Lord desires: that we be men and women with the guts, with the courage to enter the deepest recesses of our hearts to see the ugliest parts of ourselves, the darkness within ourselves, that we’d love to keep hidden. How easy it is to put on masks, but how difficult it is to allow the Holy Spirit to remove our masks, to remove all our fakeness, to bring us to be totally unveiled before him, naked before our God, so that He can dress us in the gowns, the white linen gowns of the pure ones of the book of Revelations, the ones that have been washed and cleansed with the blood of Christ. That takes courage; that takes love. And that is the goal of God and the Simple Path to Union with God. For this, he brought us, in chapter two, to the foot of the Cross with Mary. To give you an idea, our community spent about an entire year at the foot of the Cross. You have it in a short chapter, so this shows that you don’t just read; you live the Path. During that time, the Lord brought us to St. Catherine of Sienna's beautiful teachings and confirmed to us the importance of being at the foot of the Cross. There, the Holy Spirit gives us the gift of knowledge. This is very important because most of us do not know ourselves and, of course, we don’t know God very well either. The work of the Holy Spirit at the Cross: Knowledge of God and self-knowledge We began to pray earnestly with Mary, to kiss the feet of Jesus and say: “begin to give me the self-knowledge I need at this moment of my life, grant me the grace to see something in my heart that you want to reveal to me.” We were amazed at what God did when we permitted Him. When we asked the Holy Spirit for the gift of self-knowledge —because it is a gift— He actually gave it to us. It can come as inspiration in prayer; it can come from scripture, but most of the time, self-knowledge comes from those we live closest with and then it is very hard to accept it. My husband gives me self-knowledge, my children will give me self-knowledge, also in the community, brother to brother. Boy, when they tell us something about ourselves, sometimes, ah, it’s not so easy, right? Yet, when we sit with it in prayer and really allow God to take us deep, a beautiful gift is given to us, and that’s the goal of precious repentance, that is living in divine mercy. We can’t receive mercy and enter into mercy if we don’t receive the knowledge of what’s wrong with us, the knowledge of what has to be healed in us, the knowledge of what’s broken in us. Then God begins, through the humility of repentance, to begin to transform us. Our wounds healed by the Cross I want to focus now on an area that the Lord revealed to us as important: our wounds. Why? Because as long as we live stuck in our wounds, we’re stuck, as in an elevator or a pit. Think of a pit; if you’re in the bottom, your vision of life is very limited. You can only see up; you can only see very little. That’s how most of us live our lives: we live stuck in our wounds; therefore, our ability to see is very limited. The Lord brought me to an experience years ago when I was already married and had quite a few children. My husband and I have a beautiful marriage. He loves me dearly, yet, even with all the blessings in my life, I felt a profound emptiness deep within my heart, and I felt there was a part of me that was dying inside but did not know why. I’m maybe older than some of you, so I remember growing up watching Tarzan; I used to love Tarzan. In those movies, people would fall in the quicksand. At that time, I could relate to that slow sinking. I was in quicksand. On the outside, everything seemed perfect, but on the inside, something was not right. One day, I began to sense the Lord reaching out to me with a wooden cross. In prayer, I held out my hand, and I grabbed it, and I felt I was pulled out. And that was very significant because it was through the Cross that Jesus came to pull me out of my darkness to bring me into the light. The power of the hidden life The Lord began to reveal to me the power of the hidden life. And how did He do it? In the most ordinary of my life, very much like Saint Therese, the Little Flower. I’ll give you two examples because they impacted most my formation in the hidden life as a victim soul. My son, Alex, who is now 23, was about four years old. I was homeschooling most of my children and came into the kitchen to prepare breakfast. In comes this little boy, and something happened. I’m a mom, very much used to being affectionate and kissing my children. Motherhood has been the highlight of my life, but something different happened that morning; I got on my knees and hugged him. Time seemed to stop. I knew I had just received a grace. I knew without a doubt that the hug I gave Alex was received by children throughout the world that were in desperate need of a mother’s hug and that someday in heaven, I would meet and know those children. It was a moment of grace that I will never forget. It was an instant, yet I was changed forever as a mother, as a wife because the Lord revealed to me that when we enter and live our lives in Jesus crucified, God touches every act and gives it an impact that affects the world, just like the miracle of the multiplication of the bread. The second experience was while being the head of the Catholic homeschooling association of south Florida. Many mothers who were being called to homeschool came to me for training on the how-to of homeschooling. As you can imagine, when we receive that call, we’re all so nervous, so all these nervous women came to me, and I would spend hours with them, showing them, giving them the courage to answer the call, answering all their questions. One morning, I’m in the Blessed Sacrament in prayer, and I feel the Lord asks me, “Lourdes, what do you think was the most pleasing thing you did yesterday?” Of course, with my human thinking, I immediately said, “helping the women, teaching them to homeschool,” because in my human logic, I tend to judge things according to how many people I impact or how much time I spent doing that. So that was my immediate answer, but the Lord said to me, “no, that was not the most pleasing act, what pleased me most.” Then He brought to my memory the night before. I was in the habit of preparing chocolate milk for my children before bed. Having eight children, I lined up eight little glasses of milk on my kitchen counter. That night, each glass represented one of my children, and from the depths of my heart, as I was stirring that chocolate milk, I was praying for each of them in the most profound way. Nobody saw this act. I even forgot it. It was one of the many things we do and don’t even think of them. The Lord revealed to me that that act was the most pleasing to Him that I had done that day. Making chocolate milk. Boy, what a lesson from God that was for me! It began to transform my life as I could see the value of the most insignificant, the most boring. The world was telling me your life as a woman is not worth much. Spending your day cleaning dirty diapers, breastfeeding, looking like a mess most of the time. You’re not doing anything. But the Lord began to reveal that my most hidden life —I was home a lot homeschooling— was my domestic monastery. The bell was constantly ringing, calling me to embrace the next shore. Maybe it rang more than it does for you, beautiful monks and brothers! But I had to learn to listen to the bell, and my prayer life was of the essence. I fell in love with Jesus in the Eucharist. How much the Eucharist has to be the center of our lives! I went to the Blessed Sacrament very early every morning while my husband stayed with the children. If I were breastfeeding, I would bring them with me. More and more, the Blessed Sacrament became the center of my life. That is where the Lord revealed to me the meaning of the hidden life, both His and mine. I saw that our hidden life has to become one with His hidden life in the Eucharist, that the power of God is in the Eucharist, and that, as we live our hidden lives united to Him, more and more as victim souls, we become living hosts. The Cross, victim souls, and love Blessed Conchita teaches the union with Christ as living hosts is the mystical incarnation. My brothers and sisters, the mystical incarnation is a grace that God wants to give all of us, but it is not possible outside of the Cross. Do not fear the Cross; the Cross is the place of transformation; the Cross is the place of freedom; the Cross is the place of the greatest joy and happiness. Satan has done so much to make us fear the Cross. Years ago, they wanted me to change the word “victim soul.” A priest who was not part of our community told me, “it’s not going to go well for you; nobody is going to respond to your call.” So, I was told, “Lourdes, maybe we should not say ‘victim souls,’ let’s give it another name.” I took it to prayer, and I said, “my Lord, what do you want?” He didn’t beat around the bush with me; He said to me, “will you be my victim soul?” And I had to respond ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ I did not understand; I was scared. Do not be scared. Being victim souls is a blessing that Satan doesn’t want us to have. The Sacred Heart The Path does not keep us at the foot of the Cross; it takes us into Christ crucified. We tend to romanticize the Sacred Heart with beautiful pictures and devotions, but how many live consumed in the fire of the Sacred Heart? My brothers and sisters, the Sacred Heart is full of love and full of suffering. Pain because God, who is perfect love, suffers for us. You and me, ordinary men and women, mothers and fathers, can understand that from a human perspective. Why do we suffer so much with our children? Because we love them so much. Why do we suffer so much with our spouses? Because we love them. You cannot separate love and pain. When we learn to unite our suffering to Christ, we come to touch His love. That is why the motto of our community is the words from our Lord to us: “suffer all with me, no longer two, but one in My sacrifice of love.” Suffer all. How difficult! It’s so simple, but boy, it’s so hard for us! I’m struggling all the time! Maria is my spiritual accompanier, and she’s amazing. She’s constantly helping me remember when I get piercings of rejection humiliation. As mothers, as fathers, how unappreciated are we! But I can never come to know the suffering of our Lord for being unappreciated if, in my heart, I never suffer the pain of being unappreciated. Everything we suffer: rejection, betrayal, humiliations, misunderstandings, they’re all in the heart of Jesus Christ. Healing our wounds Everybody has wounds. Some psychology is good, but it may keep us focused on our woundedness. In chapter three of the Simple Path, the Lord taught that the simplest yet most powerful way to be healed is to draw our wounds into His wounds. This way, we are set free from the tendency of being stuck in our wounds. When we learn to suffer our brokenness and woundedness in Christ, our wounds are transformed in Him, and they become the chalice. Think of the chalice that the priest cleans at Mass as representing our heart and our wounds. Those wounds are infected with lies about ourselves that Satan planted long ago. This infection causes disorders in our lives. When we place those wounds in Christ’s Heart, He begins to heal them and unite them to His wounds. He doesn’t get rid of them; that’s the beauty. Instead, He transforms them into His living chalices, and He fills those wounds that we carry with His blood, His life. Like Saint Paul, we can say: 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 His love and His mercy and His healing power live in us, move through us. We become the living Christ. That is the Simple Path to Union with God. The Path is not finished. We’re still living it in our community. In chapter four, the Lord teaches us the meaning of the three nails of the crucifixion. In the past two years, He has taken us deep into the nails so that we need to put it into writing someday. Prophetic preparation for the decisive battle The end of the Path, chapter eight, is important. It is about the signs of the times and covers some prophecies from our Popes, approved apparitions of Our Blessed Mother, and the saints. It ends with prophecies to our community for the world. My brothers and sisters, we have entered the decisive battle. What we are living with this pandemic is worldwide. Satan’s destruction wants to bring forth a new world order of Communism. They are using the pandemic to step by step take away our freedom. We must understand. We must see with the eyes of God the decisive times because if we are going to be warriors, we have got to know how to battle. The Path is a beautiful preparation, one that you’re all also walking. We are in a spiritual battle against the forces of Satan. Jesus Christ pierced the darkness of Satan with the power of his divine love at the Cross. Only the power of love can pierce the darkness, and that is why we need to be men and women transformed. We are so blessed to be living in these times. Why? Because we have the grace from God to become saints at a much faster pace than most saints did in the past. It’s really a blessing. God is pouring out His grace to raise the saints that Saint Louis de Montfort talked about. Saints of the end times, these are us, and it takes one thing: I had to say ‘yes,’ that was all. The Lord didn’t give me this long explanation. I had the choice to say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ And if I am here and if each of you received the Simple Path to Union with God, that was not my doing; that was God’s doing. If you got this book, it’s because each of you is being called by the Lord and asked the same question, “will you be my victim souls?” He waits for your answer. The only reason you have the Path and that God brought me here is that He wants to make you a saint. Home

  • Sorrowful Mysteries – Rosary – Love Crucified Cath. Comm.

    Sorrowful Mysteries ​ INTRODUCTION I want you to be truly one with Me. I wish you to be like a very clear mirror in which is reproduced the image of your Jesus Crucified. I wish you to reflect Me in you, such as I was on the Cross. On your part, abandon yourself simply to receive in you My image. I wish you to be as I am: crowned with thorns, scourged, nailed to the Cross, in desolation, pierced, abandoned… Meditate one by one all these things and be My living portrait in order that My Father find in you His pleasure and pour out His graces on sinners (Diary, April 6, 1895) (Conchita’s Diary, p. 124). Abandon yourself simply by accepting all, the way that it is given to you... Give yourself completely serving all for love of Me. The mission will move forward according to My plan and Will. You are called to be love by sacrificing yourself completely for Love. It is this simple abandonment to each of your lives and circumstances of life I have placed you in, that will produce the hidden force needed to conquer the darkness covering the earth. Abandon yourselves to love the most difficult ones closest to you. Kiss My pierced feet each morning and set yourselves out like warriors on a mission to serve with love, patience, tenderness, slow to anger… (Simple Path p.231) 1. ABANDONED in the Garden of Gethsemane: ​ I was abandoned by all, except for a few, and I abandoned Myself into the Will of My Father, My One and All. I was abandoned by My beloved three apostles in the Garden of Gethsemane, but Abba came to console Me through the angel and I saw each of you, My disciples of consolation and reparation. Abandon yourself simply and daily into My crucified embrace and you will never experience abandonment because you will possess ALL. I suffered abandonment so that you could enter into the fullness of life in the Blessed Trinity, living in the loving embrace of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I call you, My family of LC, to suffer all with Me, so that you can serve as My balm to alleviate My pangs of seeing so many of My children, especially My consecrated souls, abandon Me, and at the same time, as My disciples of reparation, your suffering as one with Me saves many form the fires of Gehenna. (Simple Pat h p.93) 2. SCOURGING: “You have the power to heal My wounds” My wounds are the sins of humanity. I bore them all upon My Body to heal them with My love. You have allowed Me to heal your sins through My wounds. Now, your love, which is one with the love of God, has the power to heal My wounds by receiving them, one-by-one, in your heart. In this way you will suffer greatly as one with Love… (11/30/10). 3. THE CROWN OF THORNS: The crown of thorns you see on My head in Calvary represents the thorns that pierced My Heart during My life and continues to pierce My Heart. My Heart was tortured and shredded before I began My Calvary. I received the thorns of ingratitude, denial, indifference, apathy, hatred, rejection, solitude… Can you begin to imagine this My daughter? The God, who so loved the world, was not received and till this day continues to be rejected by all except for a small remnant. Love is not known nor loved by the majority. Have My community, that I want to use to awaken the world to love, ponder these things. 2/26/11 4. NAILED TO THE CROSS: ​ The way of the Cross is a lonely path because few walk this path. You are called to lead many on this path that leads to new life. As they pierced My feet, I blessed all the souls I saw trod the wide path of destruction, lured by the passions of the flesh and world. My blessing with My Blood provided the strength they need to choose the narrow path of life. I also saw you and the few truly following in My footsteps and I blessed you and sealed you with My Blood in perseverance. I now ask you, My blossoming mustard seed, to help guide many out of the path of destruction into the path of life, especially My beloved sons, whom I need to shepherd My people into the safety of My Cross. 3/1/11 The love of God will stretch your love beyond your physical capacities. The expansion of the tent of your hearts is a most painful process. You have to choose to love those most difficult to love. You must always choose love, patience, and tenderness and never give into anger and resentment. The tenderness of God was manifested through My hands. The healing grace of God was transmitted through My hands. I need you to be My hands and to transmit the healing grace of God to your spouses, children and many. It is My tenderness that heals the harshness and hardness of hearts. Radiate My tenderness through your hands. 3/1/11 ( Simple Path p. 294) ​ My children, climb the steps of My feet, My side, My Heart to reach the gaze of My crucified eyes. It is My gaze that will pierce your hearts and heal all pride, self-love and vanity. It is My gaze that will awaken your hearts to love Love Itself. It is through My crucified gaze that you will find the courage to continue in the path of life. It is through My crucified gaze that you will receive the revelations of the mystery of suffering, which is the mystery of love. It is through My crucified gaze that you will desire to be One with The Victim of Love, in which you will desire solely the Cross, in which you will desire the salvation of all your brothers and sisters and forget yourself, in which you will receive the power of the Holy Spirit to lay down your life as My sacrifice of love for the salvation of many. 3/1/11 (Simple Path p.52) 5. Jesus Crucified, IN DESOLATION In desolation is when your life has the greatest power and is most fecund. In My desolation on the Cross My life shown most brilliantly the love of God the Father. My desolation made My faith in My Father radiate its perfection. Through My desolation I gave birth to My Church and all Her sacraments. Through My desolation I gave birth to all My sons, My priests. Through My desolation the Holy Spirit expanded the maternal Heart of My Mother to embrace all of humanity. It is in your times of desolation that the Holy Spirit and My Mother wish to unite you more intimately to Me. It is in your times of desolation that you are given the opportunity and grace to suffer with Me. It is through your desolation that you can come to know the pain, suffering and love of My Heart. It is through your desolation united to Mine that your life will also be most fecund. My desolation was so important for the salvation of the world that the Father willed for My Mother to continue suffering My desolation on earth. Her suffering of solitude was her continuation of My desolation and it produced and continues to produce a shower of graces for the world. I desire for the souls that love Me to live their times of desolation united to Me and completely abandoned to the Holy Spirit. In this way, My hidden force will acquire the power of God to overcome the darkness in the world. My Cross is not My Cross without the power of desolations lived with perfect faith. 3/2/11 (Simple Path p. 210-211) Back

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    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

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    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

  • Why Mary choses the dirty grotto of Lourdes

    Why Did Our Lady of Lourdes Choose a Dirty, Muddy Grotto? Lourdes Pinto - February 17, 2022 The reflection above was inspired by the following thoughts on communion and the gaze of Christ. Also see: website on Lourdes ​ Retreat of 2020- 1st Nail of Crucifixion, reflection 4 part 1, p.3 “To be human means to be called to interpersonal communion.” But our relationships many times are not relationships of communion; we live in many dysfunctional, stressed relationships. Only as we strive for communion in relationships is our masculinity or femininity restored. That is why our Lord teaches Love Crucified to ponder all our relationships in which we do not love through Him, with Him, and in Him. Those relationships that lack “communion” reveal to us what is wounded and distorted in our womanhood or manhood. “To say that man is created in the image and likeness of God means that man is called to exist "for" others, to become a gift.” Being a person means striving towards self-realization (the Council text speaks of self-discovery), which can only be achieved "through a sincere gift of self.” Blind Man. Cf. Mk 8:22-26 We must see ourselves as the “blind man” and see the blindness of all humanity. Jesus reveals an essential process required to see with the eyes of our hearts the glory of God before us. We first must be willing and desiring to be healed. We must have the knowledge that we are blind. This is part of our “self-discovery.” Then, we must become like a child and allow ourselves to be led by the hand of Jesus. He leads us “out of the village,” out of our “comfort zone,” our areas of “expertise,” away even from the people we are accustomed to being with… Then Jesus spits on our eyes. It's an action of the Spirit that is unexpected, uncomfortable, an action of the Spirit that is easy to reject, an action that makes no worldly sense… Yet, this “spit” prepares our soul to receive the healing touch of God. The wounds, disorders, and sin patterns are so deep that healing becomes a process, “then again He laid His hands upon his eyes! And He looked intently…”. It is finally, through the intensity of the gaze of Jesus Christ, that we can see “everything clearly.” It is only as I allow Christ to heal me, discovering my blindness, self-love, darkness, brokenness, that I can begin to become a “sincere gift of self.” What does it mean to become a "sincere gift of self"? To gaze with the gaze of Christ You have the INTENSITY OF MY GAZE. SEE WHAT I SEE & SUFFER WITH ME THE CONDITION OF THE HUMAN HEART. An example of being Christ’s gaze is St Paul. In Acts 14:9, Paul looks intently at the lame man and knows he has the faith to be healed. Jesus shows us that He could not cure all; a certain disposition of the heart was required, faith. The intensity of Jesus' gaze penetrated the hearts, and their “thoughts were revealed.” Paul, in union with the Crucified, “for now I have been crucified with Christ,” sees through the gaze of Jesus. As Paul looked intently at the lame man, his gaze, as one with Jesus, penetrated his heart, and he saw his faith. The Gaze of Jesus Simple Path – 2-D, beginning on page 50 14. I Wish to Heal your Blindness[1] —Diary of a MOC. Do you see the darkness that has consumed the hearts and minds of My people, the darkness that is consuming My Sanctuary? Do your eyes see the light of God that WILL consume this darkness or have you too become blinded by the darkness of the world? I wish to heal you of your blindness so that you can see the Son of Man in all His glory before you. To see is to believe. To see is to hope. To see is to become the beauty of what is revealed to you, which is LOVE… (11/14/11) 16. My Gaze Penetrates All Darkness —Diary of a MOC. My gaze is upon each of you. I see your struggles; I know your trials; I feel and suffer your sorrows; I collect your tears; I suffer with each of you. …My gaze is upon you; allow Me to heal your wounds and purify all darkness. My desire for you, My thirst for each of you, is to make you My living icons. My little ones, suffer all with Me, gazing upon My crucified love so that your suffering can perfect your faith, and you can become My living chalices poured upon the world, redeeming, restoring and pur ifying with Me…(8/11/12) [1] Cf. Lk 18:35-43, the blind man of Jericho. Back

  • About Us – Love Crucified

    About Us Love Crucified is a Catholic community of men (Missionaries of the Cross) and women (Mothers’ of the Cross) of all states of life ---married, single, priest, consecrated—who have entered a covenant with God and each other to be God’s hidden victims of love. The community was founded on March 11, 2008, by Father Jordi Rivero and Lourdes Pinto in response to this call to be one with Christ’s crucified love, by living the messages and teachings contained in the spiritual formation book, The Simple Path to Union with God . Our vocation is summed up in His call: Suffer all with Me, no longer two but one, in My sacrifice of love. ​ The Lord has called us to be His “little mustard seed,” to be consolers of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and to be contemplatives of the Eucharist, where He continues His hidden martyrdom of love. The ordinary hidden lives of the Mothers and Missionaries of the Cross united with Love Crucified become God’s hidden force of victim souls that aids in the renewal of the priesthood, hastens a New Pentecost with the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and fights the decisive battle against the forces of darkness. ​ Love Crucified Covenant ​ ​ Explanation of the covenant – Audio & text Where We Are Located Love Crucified has members in the USA, Colombia, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Peru, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Australia (in some states and countries there is only one member). Members can be anywhere in the world since our unity is not based on geography but on the call to live as one heart, the way of life explained in The Simple Path to Union with God. Inspired By: Blessed Conchita : The Love Crucified Community flows from The Works of the Cross of Blessed Conchita, an ordinary wife and mother, whose mission it was to set the Church on fire with His crucified love: Give Me souls who love Me in suffering, who find their joy on the Cross. My Heart thirsts for such a love, an unselfish love, an expiatory, crucified love, a sound love such as it may be said no longer exists on earth. Yet it is the only true love, the love which saves, purifies, and the love I require through My commandments. All other apparent loves do not satisfy Me; all other love is vain, artificial, often culpable, save the love which I have just shown you. Conchita: A Mother’s Spiritual Diary. Pope Benedict XVI : Our community was founded during the papacy of Benedict XVI. He is our spiritual father whom God used to inspire, guide and confirm our call and mission. It is not an idea or a strategy that unites us but love of Christ and his Holy Spirit. The effectiveness of our service to the Church, the Bride of Christ, depends essentially on this, on our fidelity to the divine kingship of CRUCIFIED LOVE. —Benedict XVI ​ Christian faith is not a system. It cannot be portrayed as a complete, finished intellectual construction. It is a path, and it is characteristic of a path that it only becomes recognizable if you enter on it and start following it. —Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) from his book Truth and Tolerance. His Eminence Mauro Cardinal Piacenza: His Eminence's support for spiritual motherhood for priests has been an inspiration to us. On May 7, 2013, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, he received us and encouraged us to persevere in our important work for the Church. Cardinal Piacenza with Lourdes Pinto and Fr. Jordi Rivero Home

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    Franz Jägerstätter Fr. Jordi Rivero A faithful witness to Christ when most Catholics justified their silence or cooperated with the Nazis. The striking similarities with our times, the arguments used against him, and his responses offer us invaluable lessons. Village of St. Radegund parish church where Blessed Franz is buried Mrs. Franziska Jagierstatter, Franz's widow, with their daughter during our visit, Oct 7, 2008 –Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (Victory at Lepanto). Back

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    Covenants Oldest on top 2012-2013 USA Fr. Ron Sciera, April 20th, 2012 @GA Ammie DeGrange, September 8th, 2012 @ Washington Patricia Sánchez, September 13th, 2012 @Miami 2014-2015 USA ​ Ana Segovia, March 22nd, 2014 Ivette González, March 22nd, 2014 Juliana García, March 22nd, 2014 Adrian Marrero, May 29th, 2014 @Miami Héctor Ramos, May 29th, 2014 @Miami Bernardette Alfonso, March 13th, 2015 Back Next page

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    Teachings of the Love Crucified Community Monthly Cenacles For Love Crucified Women (MOC) For Love Crucified Men (MC) Teachings for Love Crucified Women (MOC) Motherhood Requires Mercy and Justice Lourdes Pinto | May 6, 2023 Women must live the emotion of anger through the power of their sorrows as ONE with Christ in Mary! Holy anger must always act from love! Mourn with Mary Lourdes Pinto | March 4, 2023 The Lord tells the Mothers of the Cross, remain in mourning with Mary . This teaching explains the lament of Mary and the process of the purification of the human emotion of sorrow needed to achieve the union of sorrow and joy in the cloister of Mary’s Heart. Soledad (Solitude) Lourdes Pinto | February 4, 2023 The spiritual state of Mary’s “soledad” is the summit of The Simple Path. Jesus said, "The union of sorrows is the perfect union of love with God on earth." Holy Sorrow Vs. Sadness Lourdes Pinto | November 12, 2022 “The union of sorrows is the perfect union of love with God on earth.” This teaching answers the questions: Is there a difference between holy sorrow and the emotion of sadness? How is sadness transformed into holy sorrow? Lament of Daughter Zion Lourdes Pinto | October 8, 2022 We are learning to live the emotion of sorrow through the purification of the 2nd nail so that the sorrows of the maternal heart, united with the Mother of Sorrows, have the power of the Cross to help in the purification of the world. Significance of the Veil Lourdes Pinto | May 7, 2022 There is a trend among Catholic women to return to wearing the veil at Mass, yet few understand the deeper significance of the veil. ​ A Fast Acceptable to God Lourdes Pinto | March 5, 2022 God reveals to Isaiah (Is 58) the fast He desires. This reflection shows the nitty-gritty of how to “loose the bonds of injustice” and unbind the chains of oppression. It explains God’s wisdom in mortifying ourselves through silence. ​ Prayer of Long Waiting in Silence Lourdes Pinto | Sept 11, 2021 "Your hearts purified, emptied, and formed as My victims of pure love, one with My Mother of Sorrows, is the power of God to cast into hell the principalities of death. Give yourselves to prayer and silence as My warriors preparing and saving souls..." (6/6/20). The prayer of long waiting in silence with trust and hope is an intimate participation in the love of the Trinity for humanity. Women of Courage Called to Battle Lourdes Pinto | Aug 7, 2021 Our Lord is calling for women of courage to unite their sorrows to the sorrows of Our Mother’s heart. She collects with her tears Our Lord's Precious Blood. United with Mary and anointed with Christ's Precious Blood, these holy women possess the power of God to free many souls from the deception of Satan and the powers of the new world order being established in the midst of this pandemic. ​ The Mystery of the Cross: A Love Unknown by the World Lourdes Pinto | Dec 5, 2020 In this reflection on “The Pieta,” we discover our identity as Mothers of the Cross to live the hidden martyrdom of the heart as Mary, our Mother of Sorrows. Like Mary, we must sacrifice our maternal hearts and participate as ONE in the sufferings... the pains...the tears and sorrows of Our Beloved— Love Crucified. We are called to enter and remain in the Mystery of the Cross, in the silence and hiddenness of our hearts. Humility in Silence Lourdes Pinto | March 7, 2020 This talk leads us to ponder the depth of God’s humility in Christ's silence as He is stripped. We are called to be His Body, His Blood, One Sacrifice for love of Him and participate intimately in His suffering. Through the Path, we are challenged to come to know and understand our self-love, misery, and impure hearts, so we can grow and be transformed into the image and likeness of Christ Crucified. Our growth in silence is connected to our growth in humility. ​ Long Suffering Lourdes Pinto | October 5, 2019 MOC Serve In the Awareness of Who God Is Lourdes Pinto | August 3, 2019 ​ Identity and Mission of MOC Lourdes Pinto | September 1, 2018 ​ Formation for the Mission Lourdes Pinto | February 3, 2018 Also given to the MC. ​ Christ's Hands Tied Lourdes Pinto | August 4, 2018 ​ La Soledad (Solitude) Maria Hickein | January 7, 2017 ​ Brides of Love Crucified Lourdes Pinto | October 10, 2015 ​ Remain Lourdes Pinto | February 7, 2015 ​ Spiritual Motherhood for Priests Maria Hickein | October 4, 2014 Peter Followed at a Distance Lourdes Pinto | February 1, 2014 ​ "My Gaze is Upon You" - Power of Your Ordinary Life Lourdes Pinto | August 11, 2012 "Believe, my daughter, believe." We need the faith of a Mustard Seed, and Jesus will do the impossible through us. "Believe in the power of your ordinary hidden lives lived through Me, with Me, and in Me." The greater the tenderness of our hearts, like Jesus', the greater our sensitivity to love and suffer with Christ. ​ ​ ​ Teachings for Love Crucified Men (MC) Fatherhood Requires Mercy and Justice – Understanding Just Anger Lourdes Pinto | May 4, 2023 What is just anger? This teaching answers the question and reveals that true fatherhood must have BOTH mercy and justice. One without the other is not authentic love. Obstinacy: Barrier to the Union of Sorrows Lourdes Pinto | February 2, 2023 The sin of obstinacy is more common among men. Why? What is the sin of obstinacy, and why is it so gra ve? Do you struggle with obstinacy in your life? This teaching explains how obstinacy is a barrier to the most perfect union with Christ on earth: the union of sorrows. Coupling the Spiritual Box Cars Fr. Ron Sciera – December 1, 2022 Forward progress on the Path entails moments of back and forth. The key is to stay connected by living attuned to THE REAL COUPLER! Emotions – The Spirit Aligns Our Emotions in Christ Lourdes Pinto – November 11, 2022 The 2nd nail of crucifixion makes us aware that our emotions need to be transformed so that we can be fully human in Christ. This teaching covers the how-to process of connecting with our emotions and allowing the Spirit to integrate them in Christ. ​ Do I Really Want to Repent? Fr. Jordi Rivero – February 3, 2021 Only united with Christ's love in suffering through the battle, can we come to repentance. ​ Missionaries of the Cross of LC – Testimony Fr. Jordi Rivero – March 5, 2020 The struggles to embrace the gift given to us. God's Question Fr. Ron Sciera – April 11, 2019 "Do you think that My death and resurrection was useless and powerless?" ​ Testimony to Men Hector Ramos – November 2, 2018 Hector encourages the men of LC to have the faith of the prophets: Believe, My sons, believe!” ​ Missionaries of the Cross – Identity and Mission Lourdes Pinto | August 30, 2018 Identity and mission of the Missionaries of the Cross, men of the Love Crucified Community. Bronze wall. ​ Formation for the Mission Lourdes Pinto | February 1, 2018 Also given to the MDC Men Yoked to Christ Lourdes Pinto | January 11, 2018 How to remain faithful and strong, focused in the identity and mission God gives us, by following the example of St. Joseph. ​ Missionaries of the Cross – Identity Lourdes Pinto | January 5, 2017 –audio. ​ ​ Top of Page ⬆︎ MOC MC

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  • Vuelvo a Respirar – Song | Love Crucified Catholic Community

    VUELVO A RESPIRAR I Breathe Again Lyrics and music: Maria Hickein ​ Caminando sin rumbo, y sin dirección Walking aimlessly, and without direction Ocultando las penas evitando el dolor Hiding sorrows while avoiding the pain Llenando los silencios con cualquier adicción, Filling the silences with any addiction, con cualquier distracción... with any distraction ... Para sobrevivir, sin sentir, sin amar To survive, without feeling, without loving He aprendido a fingir falsa felicidad I have learned to pretend false happiness ¿Qué buen samaritano me vendrá a rescatar, de tanta oscuridad? What good Samaritan will come to rescue me, from so much darkness? Quiero desenterrar mi alma, poder recuperar la calma I want to unbury my soul, to recover the calm y regresar al Camino que no quise andar and return to the Path I did not want to walk Quiero descongelar mi vida I want to unfreeze my life Volver al punto de partida Return to the starting point Y aunque me den por muerta, volver a respirar. And even if they take me for dead, breathe again. Qué terrible agonía alejada de Dios, What a terrible agony is to be far from God, En esta guerra fría que viví en mi interior, In this cold war that I lived inside myself, Donde la tempestad me venció, me arrastró, me dominó Where the storm overcame me, dragged me, conquered me Noche oscura del alma donde vine a caer Dark night of the soul in which I fell Callejón sin salida donde me fui a meter Dead end where I ended up Que una mano tendida me venga a socorrer, me devuelva la fe... May a hand reach out to rescue me, to restore my faith Para ir desenterrando mi alma, To unbury my soul, Y recuperando la calma and recover the calm Volviendo a hacer el camino, que no quise andar... Returning to the Path I did not want to walk... Para ir descongelando mi vida To unfreeze my life Volviendo al punto de partida Returning to the starting point Y aunque me den por muerta, vuelva a respirar And even if they take me for dead, breathe again. Voy cavando a fondo, queriendo encontrar I dig deep, seeking to find esas viejas heridas que quise ocultar those old wounds that I wanted to hide Tantos miedos y angustias que aún me hacen huir de la Verdad So many fears and anguishes that still make me flee from the Truth He salido al rescate de mi corazón, I have gone out to rescue my heart, He iniciado el combate, comenzó la misión I started the fight, the mission began Si he vivido en tinieblas y en desolación If I have lived in darkness and in desolation Hoy sé que hay redención Today I know that there is redemption Estoy descongelando mi alma, I´m unfreezing my soul, voy recuperando la calma I'm recovering the calm Volviendo a hacer el Camino que no quise andar... Returning to the Path I did not want to walk... Estoy desenterrando mi vida I´m unburying my life, Volviendo al punto de partida Returning to the starting point Y aunque me di por muerta, vuelvo a respirar... And, though I thought I was dead, I breathe again... Vuelvo a respirar. I breath again. ​ MUSIC PAGE

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  • Divine Mercy: Essence of Simple Path | Love Crucified

    Divine Mercy: The Essence of The Simple Path Lourdes Pinto — September 19, 201 9 Lourdes relates the experience of her silent retreat: From day one, to my surprise, Jesus gave me the theme of my retreat: entering the ocean of His mercy to be consumed in His divine Love. And he brought me to the perfect retreat House on an island surrounded by the ocean! From day two on, our Lord allowed me to receive the understanding that His Mercy and the mystery of the Cross are one. I lived days of profound self-knowledge taken into the “deep” of my heart, which led me to heartfelt tears of repentance. All of these experiences I lived consumed in His Mercy with immense gratitude and awe. The words of Saint Paul to the Colossians: “You have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God,” became my deepest prayer and longing throughout my retreat. I know that when God blesses us abundantly in His fathomless Mercy, the graces are always to be shared according to His Will, therefore, I am sure that as the Holy Spirit prompts me, I will be sharing with you my experiences and the graces of the mystery of the Cross and Divine Mercy I received. My most precious and beloved community of my heart in Christ, you too were so present to me in my silence. I prayed, hidden with Christ in God, for each of you and your families. This week, I also received a greater love for you and a deeper appreciation of you— it is God’s love and appreciation for each of you! Today, on the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross, I begin my journey home, and tomorrow, on the Feast of our Lady of Sorrows, I enter fully my hidden life as a MOC In my domestic monastery! May we continue to walk hand in hand and help one another “ empty ourselves” as we follow in the footsteps of our Beloved Savior. May we, too, as one with our Love Crucified, be “obedient to death on the cross”, so that we can radiate the Light of God’s love in our world! We are one heart with our Mother of Sorrows, embracing our Love Crucified in love and gratitude, and glorifying Abba for “He so loved the world that he gave his only son!” Lourdes

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  • Sword of the Sufferer II – Love Crucified

    Sword of the Sufferer –Part II: The Sword Lourdes Pinto – October 2011 The Sword of St. Paul (continuation of Sword of the Sufferer– I) ​ Pope Benedict XVI, General audience, Oct.26, 2011: ​ In front of St. Peter’s Basilica, these are two large statues of Sts. Peter and Paul, easily identifiable: St. Peter holds in his hand the keys, St. Paul holds in his hands a sword. Those unfamiliar with the history of the latter might think that this was a great leader who led powerful armies and subdued peoples and nations by the sword, obtaining fame and wealth for himself by the blood of others. Instead, it is exactly the opposite: the sword held between his hands is the instrument by which Paul was put to death, with which he was martyred and that shed his blood. His battle was not one of violence, of war, but that of martyrdom for Christ. His only weapon was the message: “Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor 2:2). And his preaching was not based on “plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power” (v. 4). He dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel message of reconciliation and peace, spending all of his energy to make it vibrant to the ends of the earth. And this was his strength: he did not seek a tranquil, comfortable life, free from hardships, from opposition, but was consumed by the Gospel, he gave himself unreservedly, and so became the great messenger of Christ’s peace and reconciliation. The sword that St. Paul holds in his hands is a reminder, too, of the power of truth, that can often wound, it can hurt; the Apostle remained faithful to this truth to the end. He served it, suffered for it, he gave up his life for it. This same logic holds true also for us, if we want to be bearers of the kingdom of peace proclaimed by the Prophet Zechariah and fulfilled by Christ: we must be willing to pay in person, to suffer misunderstanding, rejection, persecution in the first person. It is not the sword of the conqueror that builds peace, but the sword of the suffering, of whoever gives up his/her own life. ​ Comments on the sword: The sword of Paul is the sword we must live and die by. –it is: –The proclamation of "Jesus Christ and Him Crucified" (1 Cor 2:2) –Power of truth, which wounds, make us suffer. –Calls for willingness to pay personally any cost. ​ Love Crucified messages and teachings 11/12/11 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 (Cf. 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.* 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. ​ 1 Peter 2:1-5 1- Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, insincerity, envy, and all slander. 2- Like newborn infants, long for pure spiritual milk so that through it, you may grow into salvation. 3- for you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4- Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God. 5- Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ​ 1/29/10 "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" ​ Persevere in Christ in the midst of suffering, bring me victim souls ​ 9/26/11 It It is My holy remnant of victim souls who's's prayers and sacrifices will cover the earth as heavenly dew (Cf. Micah 5:7-9). The justice of God will come upon the world. The majority will be caught in total dismay. 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. To suffer with Me is to be made pure like Me... To suffer with Me is to begin to love with Me... To suffer with Me is to become Love... To suffer with Me is to enter the fullness of JOY and happiness on earth... ​ 11/2/11 "I'm forming you as My warriors of love" The armor you put on is to protect you from being overcome 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. I desire each of you to become ONE with the Sword of the Spirit through My Cross. ​ Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; 16 besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak." ​ Romans 13:12: "Put on the armor of light"; 13:14 "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ" ​ Rev. 21:5 "Behold, I make all things new " ​ Rev 21:9-11 "Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb. And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal." (jasper is reddish brown like blood) ​ Rev 21: 21 "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass." ​ Pure vessels radiate Christ 10/7/11 Just as clear glass is filled with any liquid and you can see clearly through the glass the liquid inside, you are called to be My clear, pure vessel. You are chosen to hold My precious Blood. My Blood is My life. My Blood is healing fire. Therefore, first, My vessel must be emptied and purified. This is what I have been accomplishing in you at My feet and in My pierced side. It is now in My Sacred Heart, in the furnace which is the fire of the Holy Spirit, that you are formed as My living chalices. My fire purifies all blemishes and tarnishes. You are of pure glass but when filled with My precious Blood you radiate to the world the golden light of the Holy Spirit. My Blood always heals, restores, refreshes and brings new life. Therefore, the gaze of your eyes will radiate pure love. The touch of your hands will heal and your words will pour forth the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God. This is how you put on your Lord, Jesus Christ, so that you are the light of the world. My little ones, help Me and My Mother form many victims of love radiating the pure love of the Trinity. Conchita's Diary (Dec. 19, 1896) In God purity is natural. God is as it were a crystal without a flaw and, I understand but cannot explain it. Nothing less than this divine transparency is capable of reflecting the image of the Most Holy Trinity. God is light, God is clarity. God is transparency. The Lord told me time and time again that God's essence is purity itself for purity is the essence of light, of clarity and limpidity. Where purity appears, there shines out the reflection of God, that is, His holiness. From this hearth of eternal purity, which is God, springs light, clarity and limpidity. It is not purity which springs from light, but light which springs from purity. That is why, in pure souls, the light of the Holy Spirit is clearly seen" . Conchita, Philipon pg 149 Back

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