Letter to the Friends of the Cross

The Letter to the Companions of the Cross is largely a meditation on the words of Christ:

If anyone wants to be my follower. Let him leave himself and take up his cross and follow Me (Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23).

It is addressed to the members of the association which he seems to have established in various places during his mission and presents the self-denial which Christ demands as a necessary, beneficial, and noble means of becoming a true disciple of Christ. St. Louis Marie here provides a practical “rule” for making our suffering and penance and penance a real 'follower of Christ'. It can be read along with what he says in “The Love of the Eternal Wisdom” about the third way to obtain Divine Wisdom: universal motivation.