A small story that expands on the story of one of the characters in Apocalipsis and Llorando Sangre: Józef Nowak, translated by Lisa Nicholas. You want to know how the stigmata appeared to him? Read on.
“My Lord and my God, may all my intentions, actions, and operations be ordered purely to Thy service and to the praise of Thy divine majesty.”
Józef Nowak was in his room at the Jesuit seminary, where he had been doing the Spiritual Exercises for the first time. A month of solitude and silence, a month of prayer to discover God’s will for him. To confirm that the way forward for him was to join the Society of Jesus.
He was now in the third week of the Exercises that St. Ignatius of Loyola had developed—the meditations of the seventh day, the Passion of Christ. As in each of the previous ones, he began by imagining the place where the object of his meditation had occurred and by asking God to grant him
sorrow, tears, and suffering for the tormented Christ.
As soon as he began to imagine the scenes of the Passion, he felt his heart expand. He saw … Sigue leyendo