Saint Paul of the Cross lived as part of the Church Militant between 3 January 1694 A.D. and 18 October 1775 A.D.
He was baptized on 6 January 1694 and received the name Paolo Francesco Danei Massari.
He was confirmed on 23 April 1719 and ordained a priest by Pope Benedict XIII on 7 June 1927.
His soul was disinfused from his body in Rome on 18 October 1775 A.D.
He is now part of the Church Triumphant, having been beatified on 1 May 1853 by Pope Pius IX and canonized on 29 June 1867 by the same Holy Pontiff.
Quote: “The Mass is the most favorable occasion to speak with the eternal Father, because then we offer Him His only Son as a victim for our salvation. Before celebrating, reflect on the sufferings of your Redeemer, commune peaceably with Him, even in the midst of dryness; carry to the altar the needs of the entire world.” – – St. Paul of the Cross – –
Advice from St. Paul of the Cross to the person who ‘does not feel he has enough time to pray’: “Build an oratory within yourself, and there have Jesus on the altar of your heart. Speak to Him often while you are doing your work. Speak to Him of His holy love, of His holy sufferings and of the sorrows of most holy Mary.”
Prayer For The Intercession Of St. Paul Of The Cross
O Glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.
By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!
O Blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention your petition now).
Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.
I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Recite: 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be.
Dear Jesus, Thank You for all the graces You bestowed upon Saint Paul of the Cross.