Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Monday 15 August |
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Aleteia logo
Spirituality
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Video: How to Make It to the Doors of Heaven

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 07/01/15

You won't get there without the cross

Saint Rafael Arnaiz Baron, a Trappist monk who was canonized in 2009 said, "We must put a smile in front of each cross, so that we might live the cross, but others only see the smile." It's not easy to carry our various crosses—and they are never the crosses we would choose for ourselves. But we cannot enter eternal life with the triune God by running away from suffering and refusing to carry the crosses He has allowed in our lives. This simple little video is a good illustration of that.

Tags:
Spiritual Life
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

jour1_V2.gif
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries


Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.