To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
And My delights were to be with the
children of men
[Prov. viii. 31] Behold our
Jesus, Who, not satisfied with dying on earth for our love, is pleased
even after His death to dwell with us in the Most Holy Sacrament,
declaring that He finds His delights among men. "O men," exclaims St.
Teresa, "how can you offend a God Who declares that it is with you
that He finds His delights!" Jesus finds His delights with us; and
shall we not find ours with Jesus? And we especially who have had the
honor to dwell in His palace? How greatly do those vassals esteem
themselves honored to whom the king assigns an abode in his own
Behold the palace of the King; it is this house in which we dwell with
Jesus Christ. Let us, then, learn to thank Him for it, and to avail
ourselves of conversing with Jesus Christ.
Behold me, then, O my Lord and God, before this Altar, on which
dost reside night and day for my sake. Thou art the source of every
good; Thou art the healer of every ill; Thou art the treasure of every
poor creature. Behold now at Thy feet a sinner, who is of all the
poorest and most infirm, and who asks Thy mercy; have pity upon me! Now
that I see Thee in this Sacrament, come down from Heaven upon earth
only to do me good; I will not be disheartened at the sight of my
misery. I praise Thee, I thank Thee, I love Thee; and if Thou willest
that I should ask Thee for an alms, I will ask for this. O
listen to me: I desire never more to offend Thee; and I desire that
Thou shouldst give me light and grace to love Thee with all my
strength. Lord, I love Thee with my
whole soul; I love Thee with all my affections. Do Thou grant that I
may thus speak with truth; and that I may speak in the same way during
life and for all eternity. Most holy Virgin Mary, my holy patron
Saints, ye Angels and all ye blessed Spirits of Paradise, help me to
love my most amiable God.
. O Good Shepherd, true bread, Jesus, have
us: do Thou feed us; do Thou guard us; do Thou show us good things in
the land of the living!
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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