Jesus, in Thy Bitter Passion – Holy Thursday

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Console Him

O Jesus, Who in Thy bitter Passion didst become “the most abject of men, a man of sorrows,” I venerate Thy Sacred Face whereon once there did shine the beauty and sweetness of the Godhead; but now it has become for me as if it were the face of a leper!  Nevertheless, under those disfigured features, I recognize Thy infinite love and I am consumed with the desire to love Thee and make Thee loved by all men.  The tears which well up abundantly in Thy sacred eyes appear to me as so many precious pearls that I love to gather up, in order to purchase souls of poor sinners by means of their infinite value.

O Jesus, whose adorable Face ravishes my heart, I implore Thee to fix deep within me Thy Divine Image and to set me on fire with Thy Love, that I may be found worthy to come to the contemplation of Thy glorious Face in Heaven.  Amen.

–Prayer of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.

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