What is redemptive suffering?


I am intrigued by the Catholic concept of redemptive suffering. Can you suggest some resources (online or printed) that would help me to better understand the theology behind, and practical implications of, redemptive suffering?



Here is an article by my novice master, Fr. Paul A. Duffner, O.P.:


Here’s another by Fr. John Hardon, S.J.:


I just went to Google for the articles. You won’t find anything by Protestants on it. It’s just not on their radar.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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