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Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his Cross

Fith Station : Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his Cross

“And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the Cross to carry it behind Jesus.” (Luke 23, 26)

“Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Ga 6, 2)

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the Church.” (Col, 24)

“For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake.” (Ph 1, 29)


Do not be afraid Simon. I sympathise with your inability to resist the command of the soldiers who have laden you with my Cross. I know everything that transpires in your heart. Thankyou for coming to my aid, for I am exhausted.

It is with you that I wish to carry the Cross with which I have been charged by the Father. I need you now Simon. I will not reach Calvary without you. The Father deigned that you would be here, with me, near me, united with me.

You are with me, but I am also with you. Your soul will be infused with my grace. It will calm your troubled heart, it will enable you to carry my Cross.

I bless you Simon, for having helped me finish what I did not wish to finish alone. I bless you now. I bless you in your children, Alexander, and Rufus, who will, one day, be proud of what their father has done this day.

In you, I bless all those who, through the ages, will imitate you; who will be compelled to shoulder a burden, a cross that they neither chose nor desired.

Every cross to be born, every suffering to be undergone by humanity, will be blessed this day through my Cross. Thankyou Simon for coming to my aid, Thankyou.


O my God,
see how overwhelmed are the priests of today.
Come to their assistance, and grant to them succor.
Make yourself known to all who suffer,
as He who suffers in union with them.

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