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Posted on 2007.02.21 at 10:18


mechtild at 2007-02-25 19:34 (UTC) (Link)
Just in case that link goes belly-up one day, I thought I'd copy and paste the appropriate sections here. Thanks so much, Whiteling!

The following prayer of St. Gertrude [1256-1302] to the Sacred Heart of Jesus shows the high esteem which this Saint had for this devotion:

"I salute Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and vivifying source of eternal life, infinite treasury of the Divinity, ardent furnace of Divine love; Thou art the place of my repose and my refuge. Enkindle in my heart the fire of that ardent love with which Thine own is all inflamed; pour into my heart the great graces of which Thine is the source, and grant that my heart may be so closely united to Thine, that Thy will may be mine, and that my will may be eternally conformed to Thine, since I desire that henceforth Thy holy will may be the rule of all my desires and all my actions. Amen."

The historian of her life, describing her precious death, said:

"Her blessed soul took its flight towards Heaven and retired into the Sanctuary of the Divinity; I mean" he added, "into the adorable Heart of Jesus, which this Divine Spouse in an excess of love had opened to her."

St. Mechtilde [1240-1298] was so penetrated with the devotion that all day long she could speak only of this adorable Heart of Jesus and of the singular favors which she received from this devotion. This amiable Savior gave her His Heart as a pledge of His love and to serve her as a place of refuge where she would unceasingly find sweet repose during life, and inexpressible peace and consolation at the hour of death.

St. Catherine of Siena loved this devotion to an extraordinary degree: she made an entire donation of her heart to her divine Spouse and she obtained the Heart of Jesus in exchange; from that time on, she endeavored to live and act only according to the movements and inclinations of the Heart of Jesus Christ.
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