To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
Her conversation hath no bitterness, nor her company any
. [Wis. viii. 16] Friends on earth find such pleasure
in being together,
that they lose entire days in each other's company: with Jesus in the
Most Holy Sacrament, those who love Him not, get weary. After her
death, St. Teresa, who was already in Heaven, said to a nun: "Those who
are in Heaven and those who are on earth should be one and the same in
purity and in love; we enjoying, and you suffering; and that which we
do in Heaven with the Divine Essence, you should do on earth with the
Most Blessed Sacrament." [Rib
l. 5. c. 4] Behold, then, our paradise on earth the
Most Blessed Sacrament.
O immaculate Lamb, sacrificed for us upon the Cross, remember that I am
one of those souls that Thou hast redeemed by so many sufferings, and
by Thy death. Grant that Thou mayest be mine, and that I may never lose
Thee, since Thou hast given Thyself to me, and givest Thyself every
day, sacrificing Thyself for my love on the Altar; and grant that I may
be all Thine. I give myself to Thee
without reserve, that Thou mayest dispose of me as Thou pleasest. I
give Thee my will; chain it with the sweet bonds of Thy love, that it
may forever be the slave of Thy most holy will. I wish no longer to
live for the satisfaction of my desires, but only to please Thy
goodness. Destroy in me all that does not please Thee; grant me the
grace never to have any other thought than to please Thee, any other
desire than that which Thou desirest. I love Thee, O my dear Saviour,
with my whole heart; I love Thee because Thou desirest that I should
love Thee; I love Thee because Thou art indeed worthy of my love. I
grieve that I love Thee not as much as Thou deservest. I desire, Lord,
to die for Thy love; accept my desire and give me thy love. Amen.
. O good pleasure of my God, I sacrifice
myself all 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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