Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Fifteen Secret Tortures and Sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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The Fifteen Secret Tortures and Sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ

(Revealed to the pious, God-loving Sister Mary Magdalene of the Saint Clara Order, Franciscan, who lived, died and was beatified in Rome).

Jesus filled the wish of this Sister who desired ardently to know something about the secret sufferings which He endured the night before His death. (This devotion is approved and recommended by His Holiness Clement II, 1730-1740).

"The Jews considered Me as the most wretched man living on earth so that is why:
(1) They fastened My feet with a rope and dragged Me over the stepping stones of the staircase, down into a filthy, nauseating cellar.

(2) They took off My clothing and stung My body with iron joints.

(3) They attached a rope around My body and pulled Me along on the ground, from end to end.

(4) They hanged Me ona wooden piece with a slipknot until I slipped out and fell down. Overwhelmed by this torture, I wept bloody tears.

(5) They tied Me to a post and pierced My body with various arms.

(6) They struck Me with stones and burnt Me with blazing embers and torches.

(7) They pierced Me with awls: sharp spears tore My skin, flesh and arteries out of My body.

(8)They tied me to a post and made Me stand, barefoot, on an incandescent metal-sheet.

(9) They crowned Me with an Iron crown and wrapped My eyes with the dirtiest possible rags.

(10) They made Me sit on a chair covered with sharp pointed nails, causing deep wounds in My body.

(11) They poured on My wounds liquid lead and resin and after this torture, they pressed Me on the nailed chair, so that the nails went deeper and deeper into My flesh.

(12) For shame and affliction, they drove needles into the holes of My uprooted beard. Then they tied My hands behind my back and led Me walking out of prison with strikes and blows.

(13) They threw Me upon a cross and attached me so tightly that I could hardly breathe anymore.

(14) They threw at My head as I lay on the earth, and they stepped on Me, hurting My breast. Then taking a thorn from My crown they drove it into My tongue.

(15) They poured into my mouth the most immodest excretions, as they uttered the most infamous expressions about Me.



Then Jesus added:

"My daughter, I desire that you let everyone know these FIFTEEN SECRET TOTIRES. In order that everyone of them be honored."
"Anyone who daily offers Me, with love, on of these sufferings and says with fervor the following prayer, will be rewarded with eternal glory on the day of judgment."


PRAYER

"My Lord and My God, it is my unchangeable will to honor You in these FIFTEEN SECRET TORMENTS when you shed Your Precious Blood. As many times as there are grains of sand around the seas, as grains of wheat in the fields, as blades of grass in the meadows, as fruit in the orchards, as leaves on the trees, as flowers in the garden, as stars in the sky, as angels in Heaven, as creatures on earth. So many thousands of times may You be glorified, praised and honored.

O most love-worthy Lord Jesus Christ, Your Holiest Heart, Your Precious Blood, Your Divine Sacrifice for mankind, the Holiest Sacrament of the Altar, the Most Holy Virgin Mary, the nine glorious choirs of Angels and the Blessed Phalanx of the Saints, from myself and everyone, now and forever, and in the eternal ages.

In the like manner, I desire My dear Jesus, to give you thanksgiving, to serve you, to repair and atone for all ignominies, and to offer You my soul and body as Your Possessions forever.

Likewise, I regret all my sins and beg Your pardon, O my Lord and my God. And I offer You all the merits of Jesus Christ to repair everything to obtain a happy dying hour and the deliverance of the souls from Purgatory. "This prayer I desire to renew at each hour, until my death.

O lovable Jesus, Sweet Saviour, fortify my resolution and permit not that neither wretched men nor Satan destroy it. Amen."


When we truly reflect on the sufferings that our Lord Jesus Christ has endured for us, we will deeply understand God's immeasurable love for us, His children. May we take the time to meditate on Christ's sufferings, and offer the prayer each day.

Let us offer our own joys, pains, works, and sufferings to God, through Jesus Christ and through the intercession of Mother Mary, for the intention of the Holy Church, for our good, for the good of others, for world peace, for the conversion of sinners and non-believers, and for the poor souls in purgatory.

May God bless you all!

Lito & Ann

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