Behold, O my most loving Jesus,
how far Thine exceeding love hath reached!
Of Thine own Flesh and Most Precious Blood
Thou hast prepared for me a Divine table
in order to give Thyself wholly to me.
What hath impelled Thee to such transports of love?
Nothing else surely save Thy most loving Heart.
O adorable Heart of my Jesus,
burning furnace of Divine charity,
receive my heart within Thy most sacred wound;
to the end that in this school of love,
I may learn to make a return of love to the God
who hath given me such wondrous proofs of His love.
By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
St. Theresa of Avila on holy water: "From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy ... continue reading
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