A Mysterious Divine Thirst

   Wow, it is incredible to fathom that this God of the universe thirsts for my love…for your love.  Incredible…awe inspiring…what a gift of love…what a God! Truly, there is no other god like our God!

Special thanks to friend Jill who touched up this holy picture

   Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary and revealed to her his unfathomable love for the men and women whom he created with such tender thoughtfulness and mercy.

On one occasion, being before the Blessed Sacrament…He showed me His Divine Heart, saying: ‘Behold this Heart, which has so loved men that It has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to give them proof of Its love, and in return I receive from the greater number of them nothing but ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrileges, by the coldness and contempt they show me in this Sacrament of Love.’

What causes me the greatest sufferings are the words He told me once as He showed me His Divine Heart: ‘I thirst with so burning a thirst, to be loved by men in the Blessed Sacrament, that this thirst consumes me, and I find nobody who tries, according to my desire, to quench my thirst by making some return for my love.’

     Can we try to quench some of his divine thirst? Let us spend some time adoring and loving him in the most Blessed Sacrament.  For those of you who live nearby we have the perfect opportunity to do just this over the next several days.

Forty Hours of Eucharistic adoration in our monastery chapel

   As we begin this month of June dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus we are preparing for our annual outdoor Corpus Christi procession and Forty Hours of Eucharistic adoration Sunday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 8. We hope you will join us during these special days of prayer.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

  • 7:15 a.m. – Morning Prayer
  • 8 a.m. – Mass followed by Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all day
  • 12 noon – Midday prayer
  • 6 p.m. – Evening Prayer
  • 7 p.m. – Evening Holy Hour including outdoor Eucharistic procession and Solemn Benediction, presided by Fr. Ray Clark.

Monday, June 7 & Tuesday June 8

  • 6:15 a.m. – Morning Prayer
  • 7 a.m. – Mass followed by Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all day
  • 12 noon – Midday prayer
  • 6 p.m. – Evening Prayer
  • 7 p.m. – Evening Holy Hour and Solemn Benediction presided by Fr. Joe Mills (Monday) and Msgr Bernard Powers (Tuesday)

   What a wonderful way to end the Year for the Priest. Let us spend some time in adoration interceding for the spiritual and temporal needs of our beloved priests. What a gift they are to us!  Without the priest there would be no Eucharist and without the Eucharist, no priest.

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