To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
I am come to cast fire on the earth . . . and what will I but that it
[Luke, xii. 49] Father Francis Olimpio, the Theatine, used to say that
was nothing on earth which enkindled so ardent flames of Divine love
in the hearts of men as the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Hence our
Lord showed Himself to St. Catherine of Sienna in this Blessed
Sacrament as a furnace of love, from which issued forth torrents of
Divine flames, spreading themselves over the whole earth: so much so,
indeed, that the Saint, in perfect astonishment, wondered how it was
possible that men could live without burning with love for such love
on the part of God towards them.
My Jesus, make me burn with the desire of Thee; I grant that all my
thoughts, and sighs, and desires, and
seekings, may be for Thee alone. Oh, happy should I be, did this Thy
heavenly fire fully possess me, and as I advance in years, gradually
consume all earthly affections in me!
O Divine Word! O my own Jesus! I see Thee all sacrificed, all
annihilated, and so to say destroyed on the Altar, for my love. It is,
then, but right that, as Thou sacrificest Thyself as a victim of love
for me, I at least should consecrate myself wholly to Thee. Yes, my God
and my sovereign Lord, I now sacrifice to Thee my whole soul, my entire
self, my whole will and my whole life. I unite this poor sacrifice of
mine, O Eternal Father, to the infinite sacrifice of Himself which
Jesus, Thy Son and my Saviour, once offered to Thee on the Cross, and
which He now offers to Thee so many times every day on our altars.
it, then, through the merits of Jesus; and grant me the grace to renew
it every day of my life, and to die sacrificing my whole self to Thy
honor. I desire the grace granted to so many Martyrs, to die for
Thy love. But if I am unworthy of so great a grace, grant at least, my
Lord, that I may sacrifice my life to Thee, together with my entire
will, by accepting the death which Thou sendest me. Lord, I desire this
grace; I desire to die with the intention of honoring and pleasing
Thee thereby: and from this moment I sacrifice my life to Thee; and I
offer Thee my death, when or wheresoever it may take place.
. My Jesus, I desire to die in order to please
Then follows the SPIRITUAL
after which the visit should be paid to the ever-blessed
Mary, the Mother of God before her image:
Visit to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Click HERE.
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