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your plan? I am the master of all hearts, my child, and I lead them gently where I will. I will place near to you those necessary for you, be assured, my child.

Have you any troubles?

Oh! my child, tell me all your troubles in detail. Who has pained you? Who has hurt your pride? Who has despised you?

Tell me all, and finish up by saying that you have forgiven, that you will forget... and I will bless you.

Do you fear some trouble, have you some fear, without reason perhaps, but which torments your heart? Confide in me, I am here, I know all, I can help you.

Have you friends around you who seem less kind, indifferent even, towards you, without, as far as you know, any just cause? Pray for them to me I will bring them back, if they are necessary to your comfort.

Have you no joys to tell me of?

Why do you not let me partake of your joys? Tell me all that has come to you since yesterday, which gave you pleasure. an unexpected visit which cheered you

a fear dispersed, a mark of affection, a letter, a present which you received, a trial which proved you stronger than you thought.

All these, my child, I send; why do you not show yourself grateful, and sayThank you!

Gratitude brings down a blessing, and the Giver likes to be reminded of His good

ness.

Have you no promises to make to me?

I read to the bottom of your heart; you know I do. You may deceive others, but you cannot deceive God. Then, child, be frank, be sincere. .

Are you resolved to avoid that occasion to sin...? to deprive yourself of that object which does you harm-to give up reading that book which uselessly excites your imagination, to avoid the friendship of that person which troubles the peace of the soul?

Will you know how to be amiable and gentle to those who have hurt you. . . .?

Very good, my child-go now, go, take up your daily duties, be silent, modest, submissive, charitable, love very much the Blessed Mother of Jesus. . .

And come again to-morrow with your heart more loving, more resolved to be, and to do, good.

To-morrow I will have ready for you new favors, new graces.

ASPIRATIONS

TO THE BLESSED

SACRAMENT AND SACRED HEART.

SWEET Jesus! may my heart be a burning lamp of love before Thy Altar!

O dearest Jesus! when shall I see Thee face to face, and rest forever in Thy Bosom!

Dearest Lord! chain me with the chains of Thy sacramental Love!

Oh! that I had the wings of a dove to fly away and rest forever in the heart of Jesus!

Chained Prisoner of Love! Divine Jesus! chain my poor heart to the foot of Thy Altars!

Dearest Jesus! Thou hast made my heart for Thyself alone, hide it within Thine own Divine Heart in the Tabernacle!!!

O Gentlest Lord! my heart is wearysuffer me to enter and repose on Thy

Sacred Heart!

Jesus! teach me the hidden secrets of Thy Love!

If Jesus were better known in the Blessed Sacrament, earth would be brighter and Heaven nearer.

TO MARY.

You should never separate Jesus from Mary, the Son from the Mother. After each visit say a fervent prayer to Her.

MOST holy and immaculate Virgin, my

Mother, Mary, it is to thee, the Mother of my God, the advocate, the hope, and the refuge of sinners, that I have recourse today; I, who am the most miserable of all, I render thee my humble homage, and I thank thee for all graces thou hast bestowed upon me. I love thee, O most amiable Queen, and for the love I bear thee, I promise to serve thee always, and to do all in my power to make others love and serve thee also. I place in thee, after God, all my hope. I confide my salvation to thy care. Accept me as thy servant, and receive me under thy mantle, O merciful Mother, and since thou art so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or rather obtain for me the strength to triumph over them until death. Obtain for me, I beseech thee, a perfect love for Jesus Christ. To Thee I look for the grace of a good death. O my Mother, by the love which thou bearest God, I beseech thee to help me at all times and particularly at the decisive moment of death. Do not leave me until thou seest me safe in heaven, occupied in blessing thee, and singing thy mercies throughout eternity. Amen.

A PARTING WORD TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT.

JESUS, as I have to sacrifice my will in leaving Thee, I leave Thee my heart, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, that it may serve as a lamp, continually burning with the flames of divine love.

ASPIRATION.

JESUS, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine. Give it an increase of divine love, with the grace of final perseverance.

INDULGENCE.

His Holiness Pope Pius IX. granted an Indulgence of 300 days, each time, to all the faithful who shall visit the Most Blessed Sacrament, and recite the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory be to the Father, each five times, and another Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father, for the intention of the Pope.

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