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.
It is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As the followers of Blessed Alphonse Marie, and according to her example, we venerate and deeply experience this devotion.
Let us explore, why Blessed Alphonse Marie venerated the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In the Original Rule, which she wrote for the new Congregation, we observe an extraordinary devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.