Fill Me With Love For You

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“O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, I would like to be filled with love for You; keep me closely united with You, may my heart be near to Yours. I want to be to You like the apostle John.

O Mary of the Rosary, keep me recollected when I say these prayers of yours; bind me forever, with your rosary, to Jesus of the Blessed Sacrament. Blessed be Jesus, my love…”

Saint John XXIII from Journal of a Soul)
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The Sacrament of Love and the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart (6)“As [St. Margaret Mary] was constantly afraid of illusion, Our Lord once told her by which signs to recognize Him. His graces, He said, would always be accompanied by some humiliation or contradiction; they would be followed by confusion and a feeling of annihilation; moreover, they would never cause her to despise others, nor would they prevent her from following her Rule. Finally, they would result in a great love of Himself, in a perfect imitation of His example, in the desire to suffer for His sake, but to suffer unobserved, and in an unquenchable thirst for Holy Communion and for being near the Blessed Sacrament.

Margaret Mary spent almost every free moment before the Tabernacle. For devotion to the Sacred Heart seems to be inseparably linked to an ardent love for the Blessed Sacrament.”

(From The Way of Mystics by H.C. Greef)

Jesus Waits For His Priests

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“I long for the adoration of My priests. I see other adorers before My Face and I rejoice in their presence, and I bless them with the tenderness of My Eucharistic Heart. But I look for My priests. Where are they? Why are they not the first to seek Me out in the Sacrament of My love and the last to leave Me at the close of the day? Even in the night I wait for for them. In the night hours it is possible to have an intimacy with Me that one cannot experience at other times. I wait for My priests. …I want My priests to come to Me, and I will draw them, one by one, into the radiance of My Eucharistic face. There I will refresh them and give them the choices gifts of My Heart.”

(From In Senu JesuWhen Heart Speaks to Heart – The Journal of a Priest at Prayer)

Proof of His Ardent Love

“When you see [the Body of Christ] exposed, say to yourself: It is on account of this Body that I am no longer earth and ashes, no longer captive, but free.
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This Body gives me hope of heaven and the treasures there laid up for me: life without end, the company of the angels, familiar intercourse with Christ.
This Body was pierced by nails, torn with scourges, yet was drenched with blood, pierced by the lance; the Body from which two springs of salvation gushed forth, one of blood and one of water.
This Body He has given us to hold an to eat – a proof of His ardent love.”
(St. John Chrysostom quoted in  Mediator Dei)