Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, pray for us

Viva Cristo Rey

take a look…you won’t be disappointed
and maybe moved to learn about this extradodinary man…saint

Now…visit the website first put together by the wonderful Ann Ball to
learn everything you can know about Blessed Miguel Pro

The photo above of Blessed Miguel Pro with arms outstretched is from the painting that can be seen in the Church of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The artist is Neilson Carlin, of Philadelphia, PA.

According to one of Fr. Pro’s biographers, Rec. M.D. Forrest, M.S.C., the following was composed shortly before his death:

Does our life become from day to day more painful, more oppressive, more replete with afflictions?  Blessed be He a thousand times who desires it so. If life be harder, love makes it also stronger, and only this love, grounded on suffering, can carry the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ. Love without egotism, without relying on self, but enkindling in the depth of the heart an ardent thirst to love and suffer for all those around us: a thirst that neither misfortune nor contempt can extinguish… I believe, O Lord; but strengthen my faith… Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love. Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence. Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee; but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee. Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine; but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.

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