Revelation To St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
By Anne Van Tilburg
Published on 01/28/2010
Revelation To Margaret Mary Alacoque

Revelation To St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
"One day, kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament during the octave of Corpus Christi, I was deluged with God's loving favors-----He disclosed his divine Heart and said: 'Behold this Heart which has loved men so much, it spared no means of proof - wearing itself out until it was utterly spent. This meets with scant appreciation from most of them; all I get back is ingratitude - witness their irreverence, their sacrileges, their coldness and contempt for me in this Sacrament of Love. What hurts me most is that hearts dedicated to my service treat me in this way. That is why I am asking you to have the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi set apart as a special feast in honor of my Heart - a day on which to receive me in Holy Communion and make a solemn act of reparation for the indignities I have received in the Blessed Sacrament while exposed on the altars of the world. I promise you that I shall open my Heart to all who honor me in this way, and who get others to do the same; they will feel in all its fullness the power of my love'.

"One of my greatest sufferings was caused by this divine Heart addressing to me these words
: 'I thirst with such terrible thirst to be loved by men in the Blessed Sacrament that the thirst consumes me. Yet I find no one trying to quench it according to my desire by some return of my love. Do me the kindness then - you at least - of making up for their ingratitude, as far as you can. His sternest reprimands were reserved for want of respect and attention in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, insincerity or failure to preserve purity of intention, and idle curiosity."

Autobiography of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.

"Every morning during meditation I prepare myself for the whole day's struggle. Holy Communion assures me that I will win the victory; and so it is. I fear the day when I do not receive Holy Communion. This Bread of the Strong gives me all the strength I need to carry on my mission and the courage to do whatever the Lord asks of me. The courage and the strength that are within me are not of me, but of Him who lives in me - it is the Eucharist.

The most solemn moment of my life is the moment when I receive Holy Communion. I long for each Holy Communion, and for every Holy Communion I give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity. If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things; one is the receiving of Holy Communion and the other is suffering. It is only in eternity that we shall know the great mystery effected in us by Holy Communion. Oh, most precious moments of my life!

Oh, what awesome mysteries take place during Mass! With what great devotion should we listen to and take part in the death of Jesus. One day we will know what God is doing for us in each Mass, and what sort of gift He is preparing  in it for us. Only His Divine Love could permit that such a gift be provided for us.

O Jesus, my Jesus, with what great pain is my soul pierced when I see this fountain of life gushing forth with such sweetness and power for each soul, while at the same time I see souls withering away and drying up through their own fault. O Jesus, grant that the power of mercy embrace these souls."

Spiritual Diary of St. Faustina.

"Oh! if people who continually deplore the scourges which afflict the world, the mistrust which makes every remedy useless, the darkness overshadowing people's minds, the weariness unnerving their will, the greed giving free reign to their passions, if people only knew that inexhaustible mine of spiritual strength which the Eucharist offers to every soul, how much nearer the hour of fulfillment of their noblest ideals."

Pope Pius XII on the Eucharist.