Blessed Alphonse Marie and her Sister’s Respond to the Epidemics
Holy Father Francis says that “the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic affects all of us: both rich and poor. He talks about the descent to the reality of the inconspicuous saints, especially those who stand in the front line in the battle against the coronavirus, trying to help the sick.
We can also include among these inconspicuous saints our Foundress, Blessed Alphonse Marie Eppinger, who founded our Congregation in the time of devastating epidemics in 1849, in spa town of Niederbronn, Alsace, France.
A Prayer of Bl. Alphonse Marie to the Heart of Jesus
Jesus, give the grace to keep my heart pure throughout my life,
so I can serve you in purity.
It is not only in name that I want to remain a virgin;
my heart, too, shall be adorned with those virtues that you expect of a virgin.
My Divine Spouse,
I drive my heart into yours.
Take it and give me yours.
Yet, I live, no longer I, but only in God.
I offer myself every day only to God.
In every moment I offer my body, will, heart,
and my desires only to Him. Amen.
In June the new Priests are ordained.
The one, who faithfully walks the steps of Bl. Alphonse Marie
appreciates this time and expresses gratitude
for every priestly vocation. Why?
“A constant reminiscence of the priestly ordination is a grace which always brings to the priest a lot of courage.”
(Blessed Alphonse Marie Eppinger)
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