At the foot of the cross, seeing its savior drink the bitter chalice to the very dregs, solely out of love for her, seeing him immolate himself for her sins, the soul dissolves with love for him, sheds tears of gratitude, and wants to hide herself forever in his most sweet Heart.
With this love it no longer desires anything else, only to suffer or die, to suffer and be despised, to be truly in its own life what is signified in the subtitle of our Holy Father: “of the Cross.” Having loved much, much is forgiven her [cf. Lk 7:47].
Saint Raphael Kalinowski
On a Good Confession
Conference to the Carmel of Leopoli
24 November 1902
Praskiewicz OCD, S 2016, Saint Raphael Kalinowski: An Introduction to his Life and Spirituality, Translated from the Polish by Coonan, T, Griffin, M & Sullivan, L, ICS Publications, Washington DC.
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