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Nov 16 - Homily: Suffering Helps Us

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St. Gertrude the Great teaches us how sufferings of the body, especially heavy ones, are great gifts from God which give us purer light and clarify the soul, while spiritual sufferings offer an even deeper purification. We continually thank God for His crosses and great love and mercy streaming from his Sacred Heart. Ave Maria! Mass: St Gertrude the Great - Opt Mem - Form: OF Readings: Saturday 32nd Week of Ordinary Time 1st: wis 18:14-16, 19:6-9 Resp: psa 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43 Gsp: luk 18:1-8 To Download Audio go to http://airmaria.com?p=39427


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  1. Tom Maskiew
    11 months ago

    WHAT A GREAT HOMILY! In the church that I attend, the priests never mention 'offer it up'. What a person does with their suffering (everyone will, or is suffering) is either united with Jesus, or wasted (with satan). I suffer from secondary progressive M.S. I never thought of thanking God for our sufferings, but I am learning. JPII's apostolic letter "The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering' is a great read on the purpose of suffering. I wonder if it's right to offer it up when the priest elevates the body and blood of Jesus and says "through Him, with Him,and in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours all-mighty Father, for ever and ever". Thank-you!!

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