Pray so that you may understand that suffering can become joy
and the cross, the way of joy!
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What is the best time to pray the Stations of the Cross?
Friday at 3pm if possible as Jesus told St. Faustina,
At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy. … In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion(Diary,1320).
As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world — mercy triumphed over justice.
My daughter, try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, My Heart, which is full of mercy; and should you be unable to step into chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant .(1572).
How does one gain a plenary indulgence on this devotion?
To gain a plenary indulgence for making the Stations it is necessary to move from Station, to meditate on the sufferings of Our Lord (no specific prayers are required), and to have the intention of gaining the indulgence. (Indulgences can always be applied to the Souls in Purgatory.)
“To acquire a plenary indulgence , it is necessary to perform the work to which the indulgence is attached and to fulfil three conditions: sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., one ‘Our Father’ and one ‘Hail Mary’). It is further required that all attachment to sin, even to venial sin, be absent.”
The Promises Revealed to Brother Estanislao (for discernment only)
I promise eternal life to those who pray, from time to time, the Way of the Cross.
I promise them my greatest graces.
I will deliver the faithful from purgatory on the first Tuesday or Friday after their death.
I promise them a special glory in Heaven.
I will grant them everything they ask through praying the Way of the Cross with faith.
I will grant them the remission of all their sins, even if they be as scarlet; if they be more than the grains of sand on the seashore and the stars in the heavens, all of them will be erased by the Way of the Cross.
I will preserve them from sudden death.
I promise them my special protection; my hands will always be open to protect them.
I will bless them at each Way of the Cross and my blessing will follow them everywhere on earth, and after their death, in Heaven for all eternity.
They will be assured of being joined to the Supreme Choir Of Angels.
I will give them the grace never again to commit a mortal sin for I will give them the grace never again to separate themselves from me.
I will lift all power from the devil at the hour of death that they may repose tranquilly in my arms
I will make of each one of them a living ciborium in which it will please me to pour my graces
I will give them a special drought from the fountain of My Deity.
As I am nailed to the cross, so also will I always be with those who honour me in making the Way Of The Cross frequently
Who is Brother Estanislao?
Brother Estanislao (1903 – 1927)
At the age of 18, a young Spaniard entered the Novitiate of The Brothers of the Christian Schools at Bugedo. He took the Vow of Regularity, Perfection and Pure Love in October 1926. He offered himself to Jesus through Mary. Soon after this heroic donation, he fell ill and was obliged to rest. He died saintly in March 1927. He was, according to the Master of Novices, a Privileged Soul who received Messages from Heaven. Confessors and Theologians recognized these Supernatural facts. His director asked him to write the Promises made by Our Lord to those who have devotion to The Way of The Cross.
Although he is not yet beatified by the Church, one may still derive benefit by his reported messages from heaven but above must not be accepted as a fact until his canonization is granted.
This is what we found from Women of Grace website, from the article of Susan Brickman entitled “Criticisms of the Pieta Book” , quote as follows:
“I was also unable to locate Church approval for the 14 promises Our Lord gave to another seer named Brother Estanislao (1903 – 1927) which are included in the Pieta book; but these same promises are quoted in a book by Joan Carroll-Cruz entitled Prayers of Heavenly Promise which has an imprimatur from Bishop Francis B. Schulte, the Archbishop of New Orleans.
There you go!