O pain, here you are again.
I should be used to you.
You visit my Dad so often,
physical, intense pain.
But you can’t stop him from being happy and kind.
You are no match for his beautiful and sweet disposition.
Each new day, with the clouds or sunshine, brings him gratitude and joy.
He is so much stronger than you.
You visit my heart. You pierce me by hurting my Dad.
I hate you but through you, I become closer to God.
I offer you up for souls, for Dad’s soul.
Every time you visit, I cling to the almighty with trust and joy.
Lisa-Marie who is relatively new to the Partners, is our first strictly online Partner. She attended a Passionist retreat in May of 2014 where: “I was then introduced to our sorrowful Mother. I now see the sufferings of Jesus in a whole new light and want to honor Mary by meditating on her sorrows and to permanently keep Christ’s passion in my heart.
We are a community of laymen and laywomen who, with vowed Passionists, seek to share in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross through prayer, ongoing spiritual formation, and proclamation of the message of Christ Crucified.