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)
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It’s Time to Repair The Damage We Have Done!

“As the sanctity and merit of our actions depends on

the motive and spirit with which they are actuated,

the practice of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of

Jesus, however holy, would be of little use, unless it

were animated with the spirit and the motive which

                   gives it all its value.

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This motive, as we have said, is to repair, as far as

possible, by our love, our adoration, and by every

kind of homage the indignities and outrages which

Jesus Christ has endured, and still daily endures, in

the most Blessed Sacrament. It is in this spirit, and

in these sentiments, the devotion should be practiced.”

                                    (From Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Father John Croiset, SJ.)