Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sisters Adorers at the Communion rail, on July 4, 2013, at the ordination of five new priests in Florence
There is another homage which I owe thee, O my God !— it is gratitude. Thou often invitest me to partake of the divine gift…. But, woe to me, if, because I can easily and often have it, I value so much the less its greatness! … I give thee thanks for this, and for every Communion thou hast hitherto so graciously given me. Deign to enlighten me more and more, as to the magnificence of thy gift; deign to cherish within me the sentiment of love; that thus my longings for thy visit may be increased; and that I may know how to honour, as I ought, thy presence within me, and that I may never dare to approach thee out of custom, or without my conscience assuring me that I am bringing with me the profound respect due to thee.
– From The Liturgical Year