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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.

The Cross: the antithesis of pleasure

A life of prayer is none other than a life lived in relationship. God in His infinite wisdom invites each of us into this relationship through the acceptance of suffering. Christ Jesus said to us, ‘To be My disciple you … Continue reading

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A helper close at hand in times of distress

““And when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, “Child your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:5) I at times reflect about how I see my role in the Church which is the family of God and what it … Continue reading

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Trusting In God’s Mercy

I want to write to you about all the craziness that is going on in our world today. There are so many problems with the weather going on around our world. Some don’t believe it’s anything out of the ordinary. … Continue reading

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Carrying Our Cross

What’s the point to all this suffering I endure, that any of us endure, especially on a daily basis? Do you ever ask yourself or ask others this question? I, like you, get frustrated at times, overwhelmed at times, angry … Continue reading

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Reflections On the Spiritual Journey

Reflections on the spiritual journey by: bro.Mark I have not written a personal blog in quite some time. I am sorry for this. I have not felt very good for a very long time because of my disability. I thought … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed

Have you ever felt yourself being overwhelmed because of the weight of your cross? You don’t want to find yourself upset with God, but gee wiz there’s only so much you can take. Sometimes you need a break from the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Pain

The Purpose of Pain 2/9/2017 by: Bro. Mark I want to share with you a mystery many seek to understand. You may ask how is it that I have come to understand this mystery? I am not someone who is … Continue reading

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Embracing A Mystical Life

Embracing A Mystical Life by: bro.Mark The ancient Christian Masters of Spirituality are the go to if you desire the deepest understanding of the mystical life. I.e. mysticism; contemplation; meditation. The way in which the master’s prayed and developed an … Continue reading

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Our Journey Toward Union

by Bro.Mark There comes a time in life where we come face to face with ourselves. The majority of time is spent with running toward a goal we desire to accomplish. It could be career or a championship belt. We … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Vessels

As Hermits of the Holy Cross, we offer ourselves as sacrificial vessels for the love of God, for the love of our salvation, Christ Jesus, for the good of His creation and the good of the human family. Yes, we … Continue reading

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