1. May the Heart of Jesus be the
of all your inspirations.
2. Let us look
with profound gratitude at that sublime
mystery which attracts the Heart
of Jesus to his creatures with such
force; let us look at the great condescension
with which He put on
our own flesh to live the miserable
life of this earth in our midst; let us
muster up all the forces of our
intellect to consider worthily the
tenacious fervour and hardship of
his apostolate, to recall the horrors
of his passion and martyrdom and
to adore his Blood... royally offered
to the last drop for the redemption
of mankind; then with humble faith and
the same ardent love with which
He surrounds and pursues our souls,
let us bow our impure foreheads at his feet.
3. Jesus, You always come into
my soul. With what food must I feed You?
With love! But my love is fallacious, Jesus I love You
very much, make up for my love.
4. I never cease to
for you from Jesus, and
to beg the Lord to transform you
totally in Him. Oh my daughters!
How beautiful is his face, how sweet
his eyes and what a good thing it is
to stay close to Him on the Mount
of his glory! We must place all our
desires and affections there.... Contrary
to our every merit, we are on
the steps of Tabor, by having a firm
determination to love and serve his
divine goodness well.
5. Let us remember that the
Heart of Jesus has called us not only for our own sanctification,
but also for that of other
souls. He wants to be helped in
the salvation of souls.
6. What else
can I say to you? May the grace and peace of the Holy Spirit
always be at the centre of your heart. Place your
heart in the open side of the Saviour
and unite it with the King of our hearts
who is within them as on a
royal throne, in order that He might
receive homage and obedience from
all other hearts. He keeps his door open
so that everybody can approach Him
and gain an audience at all times.
And when your heart speaks to Him,
don't forget, my dearest daughter, to speak in favour
of mine, so
that his divine and cordial Majesty
may render it good, obedient, faithful
and less wretched than it is.
7. Do not be at all
surprised at your weakness, but acknowledge what you are,
and blush at your infidelity towards God, then
confide in Him and abandon yourself tranquilly
in the arms of the heavenly Father, like a child in the
arms of its mother.
8. Valiantly fight temptations
like strong souls, and fight along with the Supreme Chief.
When you fall, do not stay there
prostrated in body and spirit.
Humble yourself greatly but without
being discouraged. Lower yourself
without degrading yourself.
Wash your imperfections and falls
with sincere tears of contrition,
without lacking trust in divine
goodness, which will always be
greater than your ingratitude. Propose
to correct your faults, without relying on yourself, but your
strength must be in God alone.
Finally, confess sincerely that if
God were not your breast-plate and
shield, you would be imprudently
pierced with every kind of sin.
9. Let us love Jesus for his divine
greatness, for his power in Heaven and on earth,
for his infinite merits, but also and above
all out of gratitude. Had He not
been so good towards us but more
severe, how much less we would
have sinned! But when sin is followed
with profound sorrow, with
an honest resolution of never sinning
again, an intense understanding
of the great pain we have given
to the mercy of God; when
having rent the hardest fibres of
our hearts we manage to shed
scalding tears of repentance and
love then, my son, the sin itself
becomes a stepping-stone which
brings us closer, which raises us up, which leads
us to Him more securely.
10. Oh, if I had
an infinite number of hearts, all the hearts
in Heaven and earth, your Mother's heart, Jesus,
I would offer them all,
every one of them to You!
11. My Jesus,
my sweetness, my love, love which sustains me.
I love You very much; it is useless to repeat it to You,
I love You. My Love, my Love.
Only You! Praise be to You alone.
13. May Jesus
be your guide, your support and your life, always
and in everything!
14. I approve of your work for
gaining souls for Jesus. By all means
receive Holy Communion
for the Holy Father's intentions.
15. Even if you had
committed all the sins of the world, Jesus says to
you: "Many sins have
been forgiven you, because you have
16. During the rioting of the passions
and adverse events, keep in mind the dear hope of his
unlimited mercy. Let us run with
confidence to the tribunal of penance,
where He waits for us at all
times with the anxiety of a father;
and although we are conscious of
our debt towards Him, let us not
doubt the solemn pardon of our
sins. Let us bury them as our Lord has done.
17. The Heart
of our divine Master
has no law more lovable
than that of gentleness, humility and charity.
18. My Jesus,
my sweetness, how can I live without You?
Come always, my Jesus, come; You
alone take possession of my heart.
19. My children,
we can never prepare ourselves too much for Holy Communion.
"Father, I feel unworthy to receive Holy Communion.
I am unworthy!" Reply: "It is true,
we are not worthy of such a gift,
but it is one thing to receive
unworthily in the state of mortal
sin and another to be unworthy.
We are all unworthy; but it is He
who invites us, and He who desires it.
Let us humble ourselves
and receive Him with our hearts
full of love."
"Father, why do you cry
when you receive Jesus in
Holy Communion?" Reply: "If the
Church can utter the words: 'You did not
disdain the womb of the Virgin,' speaking of the incarnation
of the Word in the womb of the
Immaculate Virgin, what should be
said of us miserable creatures? But
Jesus said to us: 'He who does not
eat my Flesh and does not drink my
Blood will not have life everlasting,' so
then let us approach Holy Communion
with great love and fear.
Let the whole day be a preparation
and thanksgiving for Holy Communion."
22. Do not
be discouraged if you
do not succeed in doing
everything as you desire, force
yourself to do what you have to do
and see to it that you never fall short
of anything in this respect,
taking no account of whether you
feel comfort or tediousness and
boredom. Let your intention be always upright.
23. If you
are not granted the ability to stay a long time
in prayer, reading, etc., you must
not be discouraged. As long as you
receive Jesus every morning you
must consider yourself extremely fortunate.
During the course of the day,
when you are unable to do anything else,
call on Jesus, even in
the midst of all your occupations,
with resigned groanings of the
soul. He will come to stay united to
your soul always, through his
grace and holy love. Fly in spirit
before the tabernacle, when you
cannot go there with the body, and
there, express your ardent desires.
Speak to, pray to and embrace the
Beloved of souls, better than if you
had been able to receive Him in
24. Jesus alone can understand
what I suffer when the painful
scene of Calvary is put
before me. It is equally incomprehensible
how Jesus can be
consoled not merely by those who
sympathize with his torments, but
when He finds a soul, who, for love
of Him, asks no consolations and
only wants to be allowed to share
in his sufferings.
25. When assisting at holy Mass, renew
your faith and meditate on the Victim who immolates
Himself for you, to placate Divine
Justice, and renders it propitious. Do not leave the altar without
first shedding tears of sorrow
and love for Jesus, crucified for
your eternal salvation.
When you are well
you hear Mass, when you are ill and cannot assist, you
26. Each holy Mass heard with
devotion, produces marvellous
effects in our souls, spiritual
and material graces, that we ourselves
do not know. For such purposes
do not spend your money
uselessly, make a sacrifice of it and
come here to hear holy Mass.
It would be easier
for the earth to
exist without the sun than without
the holy sacrifice of the Mass.
27. In these sad times
when faith is dead and wickedness
is triumphant; when we are
surrounded by those who have
perpetual hatred in their hearts
and blasphemy on their lips, the
surest way of remaining immune
from the pestiferous disease which
surrounds us is to strengthen ourselves
with Eucharistic food. This
cannot be achieved by those who,
month after month, live without
satiating themselves with the Immaculate
Flesh of the Divine Lamb.
28. I end here
because the bell is calling me and urging me. I am
going to the wine-press of the
Church, to the holy altar where the
sacred blood of that delicious and
singular grape, with which only a fortunate few are allowed to inebriate themselves,
drips continually. There - and you
know I cannot do
otherwise - I will present you to
the heavenly Father in union with
his Son, to whom, for whom, and
through whom I am totally yours
in the Lord.
29. See how much scorn and sacrilege
is committed by the
sons of men towards the most holy
humanity of his Son in the Sacrament
of love?... It is up to us to
defend the honour of this meek
Lamb who is always concerned
when the case of souls is in question,
but always silent where his
own case is concerned.
30. My Jesus, save everyone; I offer
myself as a victim for everyone; strengthen me, take my
heart, fill it with Your love and
then command me to do whatever You want.