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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The Eucharist

“The greatest source for growth in devotion to Our Hearts [the Hearts of Jesus and His Mother Mary] is the Eucharist. I wish My people attend Mass often, daily if possible. What a great gift I have given to My people in the Eucharist!

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Yet so many of My people are indifferent to the treasures contained in the Mass. Think of it! My people are privileged to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass together with Me! And yet how many prefer to do other things rather than attend Mass. How this attitude offends My Sacred Heart!”

(From Tell My People: Messages from Jesus and Mary as given to Father Edward Carter, S.J.)

I Was Nothing

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“I was nothing, and of this nothing, Jesus has made something great…It is because through Holy Communion I partake of the Godhead in some way. Jesus gives me His Heart, I am thus linked closely with Him, spouse of Jesus, friend of Jesus, that is to say another Jesus.”

 

(Sister Marie-Bernard from My Daily Eucharist II)

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.)