At least 15 dead since 2012.
Three priests in a week.
I had a dream last night of a white rose spattered with blood, and then I saw Blessed Miguel Pro - his face and temple spattered with blood - just like the rose. I woke up and said a short prayer to him, asking him to protect the priest who had been recently kidnapped ... They are killing priests. If they take away our priests we have no Mass, no sacraments.
Pray for priests, protect priests, support priests, love priests. We need to do that. I need to do that.
Stop creating divisions - stop labeling and judging priests - stop calling them liberals or conservatives - stop criticizing and condemning. I need to do that. You need to do that. Especially if you are a priest - these men are your brothers ... blood brothers - in the Blood of Christ.
Priest are being killed once again in Mexico.
Blessed Miguel Pro
September 25 is the anniversary of his beatification.
Does our life become from day to day more painful,
more oppressive, more replete with afflictions?
Blessed be He a thousand times who desires it so.
If life be harder, love makes it also stronger, and only this love,
grounded on suffering,
can carry the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ.
Love without egotism, without relying on self,
but enkindling in the depth of the heart an ardent thirst
to love and suffer for all those around us:
a thirst that neither misfortune nor contempt can extinguish...
I believe, O Lord; but strengthen my faith...
Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love.
Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence.
Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee;
but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee.
Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine;
but take care of my promise
so that I may be able to put it in practice
even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.
- Bl. Miguel Pro shortly before his death.