To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Christ says, that where a person esteems his treasure to be, there
also he keeps his affections. Therefore the Saints, who neither esteem
nor love any other treasure than Jesus Christ, centre their hearts and
all their love in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
My most amiable Jesus, hidden
under the sacramental veils, Who for the love which Thou bearest me
remainest night and day imprisoned in this tabernacle, draw, I beseech
Thee, my whole heart to Thee, that I may think of none but
Thee, that I may love and seek and hope for Thee alone. Do this by the
merits of Thy Passion, through which I seek and hope for it.
Ah, my sacramental Lord and Divine Lover, how amiable and tender
the inventions of Thy love to gain the love of souls! O Eternal Word,
Thou, in becoming Man, wast not satisfied with dying for us; Thou hast
also given us this Sacrament as a companion, as food, and as a pledge
of Heaven. Thou reducest Thyself so as to appear amongst us,
at one time as an infant in a stable, at another as a poor man in a
workshop, then as a criminal on a gibbet, and now as bread on an altar.
Tell me, couldst Thou invent other means to win our love?
O infinite goodness, when shall I really begin to correspond with
such refinements of love? Lord, I will only live to love Thee alone.
of what use is life to me, if I do not spend it wholly in loving and
pleasing Thee, my beloved Redeemer, Who hast poured out Thy whole life
for me? And what have I to love, if it is not Thee, Who art all beauty,
all condescension, all goodness, all loving, all worthy of love? May my
soul live only to love Thee; may the sole remembrance of Thy love
dissolve my soul with love; may the very names of crib, and Cross, and
Sacrament inflame it with the desire to do great things for Thee, O my
Jesus, Who hast indeed done and suffered great things for me!
. Grant, my Lord, that before I die I may do
something for 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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