To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
Many Christians submit to great fatigue, and expose themselves to many
dangers, to visit the places in the Holy Land where our most loving
Saviour was born, suffered, and died. We need not undertake so long a
journey, or expose ourselves to so many dangers; the same Lord is near
us, and dwells in the church, only a few steps distant from our houses.
If pilgrims, says St. Paulinus, [Epist.
36 ad Mac
.] consider it a great thing to bring
back a little dust from the crib, or from the holy sepulchre in which
Jesus was buried, with what ardor should not we visit the Most Blessed
Sacrament, where the same Jesus is in Person, and where we can go
without encountering so much fatigue and so many dangers! A religious
person, to whom God had given great love for the Most Blessed
Sacrament, amongst other things wrote as follows in a letter: "I see
that every good thing that I have comes to me from the Most Blessed
Sacrament. I have given and consecrated my whole self to Jesus in this
Sacrament. I see innumerable graces, which are not granted because
people do not go to this Divine Sacrament. I see the great desire that
our Lord has to dispense His graces in the Sacrament. O holy mystery! O
sacred Host! Where is it that God manifests His power the most, if it
is not in this Host? For this Host contains all that God has ever done
for us. Let us not envy the blessed who are in Heaven, since on earth
we have the same Lord, with greater wonders of His love. Induce all
with whom you speak to devote themselves to the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I speak thus
because this Sacrament enraptures my soul. Nor can I cease to speak of
the Most Blessed Sacrament, which deserves so greatly to be loved, I
know not what to do for Jesus in this Sacrament." Thus the letter ends.
O ye Seraphim, who remain sweetly burning with love around your and my
Lord; though it is not indeed for love of you but of me that this
King of Heaven is pleased to be Present in this Sacrament-----
Angels, let me also burn with love; and do you enkindle your love in
me, that with you I also may burn! O my Jesus, teach me to know the
greatness of the love which Thou bearest to men, that at the sight of
so great love my desire to love Thee and please Thee may go on always
increasing! I love Thee, most amiable Lord, and will always love Thee;
and this alone to please Thee.
. My Jesus, I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee,
I love Thee, and I give myself to Thee!
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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