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To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
The Spouse in the sacred Canticles went about seeking for her
Beloved; and not finding Him, she asked all whom she met: Have you
seen Him Whom my soul loveth?
[Cant. iii. 3] Jesus was not then
on earth; but
now, if a soul that loves Him seeks Him, she can always find Him in the
Most Blessed Sacrament.
The Venerable Father John Avila used to say, that amongst all
sanctuaries he could neither find nor desire a more delightful one than
a church in which the Most Blessed Sacrament is reserved.
O infinite love of my God, worthy of infinite love! And how couldst
Thou, my Jesus, ever abase Thyself so far as, in order to dwell amongst
men, and to unite Thyself to their hearts, to humble Thyself to such a
degree as to conceal Thyself under the species of bread? O incarnate
Word, Thou art supreme in Thy humility, because Thou art supreme in Thy
love! How can I do otherwise than love Thee with my entire self,
knowing as I do how much Thou hast done to captivate my love? I love
Thee much; and therefore I give Thy good pleasure the preference above
every interest and every satisfaction of my own. My pleasure is to give
Thee pleasure, my Jesus, my God, my love, my all. Make me hunger to
be continually in Thy Presence in the Blessed Sacrament, to receive
Thee into myself, and to keep Thee company. I should be indeed
ungrateful did I not accept so sweet and gracious an invitation. Ah,
Lord, annihilate in me all affection for created things! Thou willest
that Thou alone, my Creator, shouldst be the object of all my sighs, of
all my love. I love Thee, most amiable goodness of my God. I ask
nothing of Thee but Thyself. I desire not my own pleasure; Thy pleasure
is all my desire, and sufficient for me. Accept, my Jesus, this good
desire of a sinner who wishes to love Thee. Help me by Thy grace. Grant
that I, a miserable slave of Hell, may from this day forward be the
happy slave of Thy love.
. I love Thee, Jesus, my treasure, above every
Then follows the SPIRITUAL
after which the visit should be paid to the ever-blessed
Mary, the Mother of God before her image:
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