December 15 St. Mary Di Rosa

Our Lord is so good. The entire time I was sick, I had the joy of receiving him in my poor and unworthy heart three times a week. My cross became lighter and suffering became sweet when I knew that Jesus was going to be with me and that I would have the great honor of welcoming him in my heart, he, who comes to suffer with those who suffer, to cry with those who cry. Where can you find a friend like Jesus? He knows how to sympathize with us and how to soothe our pain at the same time. Jesus, and Jesus alone, can do that. Let us love him and cling to him with all our hearts.

-St. Bernadette Soubirous


Act of Spiritual Communion 

My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You; never permit me to be separated from You.