For our bad example and the sins we
have caused in others ...
† I wish to make reparation.
For our tragic indifference to Thy
words of Holy Scripture and to the
words of our Holy Father the Pope ... †
For the deplorable untruths of heresy,
for all deserters and apostates ... †
For the pleasure-seeking and moneymad
profaners of the Lord’s Day ... †
For the sacrilegious treatment of Thy
Churches and Altars ... †
For the diabolical agents of Hell, ever
seeking whom they may devour ... †
For the heartbreaking outrages
committed by those who should be
Thy greatest consolation ... †
“O Love neglected!
but too little known.”
WHAT SHALL I GIVE THEE?
Recite after Communion;
not during Mass.
I HAVE RECEIVED into my heart Jesus
Christ, His Body and Blood, Soul and
Divinity! I begin this day as a day in
Heaven. He is in my soul - the Divine
Infant in the crib, the growing Boy at
Nazareth, the Apostle acclaimed by
crowds on the roads of Galilee, the
Miracle Worker Who performed such
prodigies, the Martyr Who completed
His Sacrifice on Calvary.
He is in me. What more can I desire
when I possess Jesus?
And now, O good Master, what shall
I give Thee in exchange for Thy visit?
† I would like to give Thee a soul all
sparkling with purity and sincerity,
but mine is afflicted with so many
† I would like to pray to Thee with
the burning words of Thy Mother
and her court of Heaven, but I feel
riveted to earthly things.
† I would like to offer Thee courageous
loyalty to my Baptismal Vows
and Confirmation Graces, but, alas,
I have so often been disloyal.
† I would like, at least, to have a
desire for the Christian life, but I
allow myself to be discouraged by
O Good Jesus! I have nothing to give
Thee, and Thou hast given Everything;
Thou hast given Thyself to me. I can
only join my poor voice in the chorus
of praise to Thee, rising out of all the
works of Thy Creation here on earth.
With the majesty of the mountains,
the immensity of the desert, the roar
of the ocean, the fury of the storm, I
shall praise Thy Power!
With the flowers of the field, the
colors of the rainbow, the whiteness
of the snow, the blue of the skies, I
shall praise Thy Beauty!
With the fruits of the earth, the air I
breathe, the light I see, the life I enjoy,
I shall praise Thy Goodness.
With the splendor of the stars, the
rays of the sun, the moon’s pale light,
the depths of space, I shall praise
With all mankind now living on
earth, I shall praise Thy Mercy! May
our voices unite with the billions of
those who inhabited the earth before
us, and out of whose dust the beauty
of nature perpetually rises to praise
May an infinite concert of voices from
cottages and palaces, from fields and
forests, from towns and deserts, from
workshops and cathedrals, from earth
and from heaven, from time and from
eternity, arise to give my thanks unto