When life is not a bed of roses remember Who wore the thorns.
Dear Lord, I am grieved when I consider Thy’s sad condition when Thou wore the Crown of Thorns upon Thy hold Head.
I desire to withdraw the thorns by offering to the Eternal Father the merits of Thy Wounds for the salvation of sinners.
I wish to unite my actions to the merits of Thy Most Holy Crown, so that they may gain many merits, as Thou hast promised. Amen.
Words of Our Lord to Sr. Mary Martha Chambon
During an apparition of Our Lord to Sr Mary Martha Chambon, He appeared in a pitiful state, wearing the Crown of Thorns. Appealing for compassion, He said:
“Behold Him whom you seek, and the condition in which He is! Look…withdraw the thorns from My head by offering to My Father the merits of My Wounds for sinners… Go, seek for souls!”
While Sr Mary Martha was contemplating the holy Crown, she saw rays of glory darting from each thorn.
“They placed upon His sacred head a cap made of plaited thorns to serve Him as a crown.
This cap was woven of thorn branches and in such a manner that many of the hard and sharp thorns would penetrate into the skull, some of them to the ears and others to the eyes. Hence one of the greatest tortures suffered by the Lord was that of the crown of thorns…” Venerable Mary of Agreda, The Mystical City of God, Bk. 6. chap. 20
“My Crown of Thorns caused me more suffering than all My other wounds… It was My most intense suffering after the Garden of Olives.” – Our Lord to Sr. Mary Martha Chambon
PROMISE: “The Holy Crown is for the faithful soul a source of merit.. [it] will merit for you a crown of glory… A single soul performing her actions in union with the merits of My Holy Crown may gain more than many others.” -Jesus to Sr Mary Martha Chambon