Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

"I recommend to you a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here is a way to practice that. You should visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently, especially at hours when there is no one there, for such visits are more pleasing to Him. Then prepare yourself with sentiments of profound humility and contrition. After that you must ask Jesus to admit you into His Divine Heart. Enter there in spirit. Love that Infinite Good there, praise and thank Him for what He has done and suffered for us, especially for having given us His life for food in the great Sacrament of Love, sacrificing yourself as a holocaust to the Divine Majesty on the altar of His Divine Heart and allowing yourself to be set on fire by the sacred flames which burn in that sweet heart. The Holy Spirit will teach you more if you know how to humble yourself."

(From a letter of St. Paul of the Cross to Francis Appiani, July 29, 1740)

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