Greenville, RI – ‘A sad saint is a sorry saint,’
St. Teresa of Avila is famously quoted as saying. It
seems that Jesus would agree; he tells us to remain
in him ‘so that your joy may be complete.’ And
yet he also tells us to take up our cross
and follow him – an idea that probably comes to
mind more readily, given the liturgical season.
make sad saints out of us all, but that’s not
God’s idea. The freshmen class at Mater Ecclesiae College has
decided to remind us that as Fulton Sheen put it,
we start with the fast only to end with the
The freshmen, 12 young women in their first
year of discerning consecrated life, have written prayers and reflections
for each of the Stations of the Cross, and compiled
them into a Way of Cross entitled Joy in Suffering.
They hope that their Lenten reflections can benefit others as
Download Joy in Suffering here.