Whenever the Venerable Esprite de Jesus used to repeat the Holy Name of Jesus, she seemed to hear an interior Voice, which said to her:
“I am always looking at you.”
On one occasion, upon hearing these Divine words, she asked where her dear Lord was. The reply?
“I am in your heart, My love.”
Are we not living tabernacles? Were we not created for love? Did Jesus not promise to abide with us and to make His home in us? How else did Bl. Alexandrina live on the Eucharist alone for years and years? How else are sinners fashioned into saints (a greater work than creation itself)? How else could St. Anthony Mary Claret have received the grace of having Jesus dwelling perpetually in his heart?
The end of such considerations is to direct us to one place: the Tabernacle.
“On the night of 29th to the 30th June, the last of the octave and the eve of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Theodolinde’s [Théodelinde Bourcin-Dubouché, d. 1863] time for adoration was from one to three in the morning — this was God’s hour.
She had scarcely knelt down, when she was seized by a grace which became usual to her; she seemed to be sensibly touched by the divine love, as if a sharp ray had emerged from the Host and reached her heart; so strong was the impression that she received that she felt as if she were dragged out of herself.
“The Eucharistic veils disappeared; … I saw Our Lord as if seated on a throne; a channel of gold seemed to connect His Heart with mine, and to cause a life to flow into my being from which I should have died had He not supported me; and I heard — though there were no words — what I shall now tell:
‘I wish for adoration and reparation in order to appease My Father’s justice, but all these associations are not sufficient.
A religious consecration is needed . . . there must be souls always before Me so that they may receive My Life.
… I will place on their hearts a channel of gold as I have just done to you . . .
that life which I shall give them must be communicated by them to souls which belong to Me in the world’.”
Source: ‘Eucharistic reparation: the life of the Ven. Marie-Thérèse du Coeur de Jésus, foundress of the Congregation of Adoration Réparatrice’
+ Update: I am still working on a post about Mary; the working title is: ’33 Reasons to Consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary.’ This will possibly take months (I spend roughly 5hrs a month on the blog, max.). I will try to post some brief articles in the meantime.
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