‘My only treasure is the cross’
Being a missionary disciple requires humility and courage. At the end of her life, defrauded of all material possessions and socially ruined, Pauline abandoned herself to God’s will with extreme confidence. She wrote:
‘My only treasure is the Cross.’
Let us pray to discover this treasure, and to find humility and courage in mission. Like Jesus shared: ‘Whoever wants to be a disciple, let him take up his cross and follow me’.
Prompt: If money and time were not an issue, what would I spend my life doing?
Pauline Jaricot Prayer
God our Father,
we give thanks for your servant,
Blessed Pauline Jaricot, who,
through her commitment to the Gospel
and passion for mission,
began the work of Missio.
Despite carrying many crosses,
she never closed her heart
to the needs of the poor.
Following the example of your Son,
fortified by a life of prayer
and nourished by the Eucharist,
she helped to build your Kingdom
of justice and mercy.
May we, like Blessed Pauline, share our faith humbly and charitably,
and through prayer and action,
work together to make your love known
to all of creation.
Grant through her intercession
the favour I now ask of you…
(here make your petition). Amen.