Our Disability Our Cross

Christ Jesus calls the disabled to a very important vocation. The Heavenly Father called His own Son to be obedient even to death on a Cross. Our obedience to God our Father is to become obedient to our disability. To embrace our disability unto death and this is our death on our Cross. We can only accomplish this with the gift of grace.

Grace is our energy our power received as gift from the Blessed Trinity. We become co-heirs with Christ Jesus in the healing of humanity by our very existence in the human family. Our yes welcomes us into this spiritual family. Our disability is our Cross. Is death itself our Crucifixion, the very separation of our soul with our broken body. Is the suffering that we endure in our broken body what brings healing to our broken world. I believe it is.

Have a blessed weekend!
Your brother in Christ Jesus,
Hermits of the Holy Cross

About hermitsoftheholycross

The Hermits of the Holy Cross is a Contemplative Association for those who are permanently physically disabled and have become “home bound” to their local Church and are in need of continuous medical care. The Association of the Hermits of the Holy Cross is set-up in such a way that those who are ill and physically disabled can live out their monastic spirituality from their own home. We assist the Church and the world through our life of prayer and freely offering up our sufferings that stem from our disabilities. For the Hermits, our hermitage is within our heart and the Cross of Christ is life for us and for our world.
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4 Responses to Our Disability Our Cross

  1. Matthew Demaria says:

    Thank you for sharing your life. Your offering of your suffering is such a gift, Bro. Mark! May you be deeply blessed.

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  2. Michelle says:

    The word obedience is not a word our society likes to hear. A lot of people are very “me” centered and as a result very unhappy. I believe obedience is a necessary ingredient in our allowing God to work in us. When we live for His will our life has purpose. I agree that obedience is powered under God’s grace alone. Thank you for reminding us that suffering has a purpose.
    Have a blessed day!

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  3. moinillon says:

    Thank you so much, bro Mark, not only for your words but mainly for your fidelity to Jesus crucified.


  4. anchoritelady says:

    Disabilities, illnesses, pain and suffering are all gifts from God. When we begin to recognize this as our calling, then we can also see how important it is to serve God in this great capacity of love and endurance. Yes, He is on the front of the Cross and we are on the back, sharing with Him all He suffered for us and now we can share more with Him by suffering for others – their conversions, healings of their souls, mending their brokenness, lonliness, and much more. In this, we become one with Him for all eternity and draw others to Him also. God bless you…..


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