“For His real purpose in remaining hidden under the appearance of bread on the altar is to increase our trust and confidence in Him and to make His love for us more evident. If this King of Heaven dwelt on the altar in all His majesty and glory, would we ever have the courage to approach Him with confidence or open our hearts to Him?……..Every altar is a well of grace where He waits for souls and invites them to stay with Him, at least for a while, that He may win them over to loving Him perfectly.”

8 Kids And A Business

After her death, St. Teresa of Avila appeared to one of her nuns bearing an important message:  “There should be no difference as far as purity and love are concerned, between the blessed in Heaven and the faithful on Earth, though we are perfectly happy and you are suffering.  What the Divine Essence is to us in Heaven, the Blessed Sacrament should be to you on Earth.”

For the past few weeks, I have been following the prayers in the book, Visits to the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin Mary, by St. Alphonsus Liguori.  My spiritual director asked me to pray the 31 visits and write about them.  I wrote an earlier reflection when I was halfway through the book (here).  I have since finished the 31 days of prayers.  Although I feel exceedingly unworthy and incapable of conveying the power and richness of this prayer book…

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