A Call to Confidence


Many readers are probably aware of the beautiful ejaculation, "Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls!" You may not know of it's origin, however, as I certainly didn't until I read the book, A Vocation to Love, by Paolo Risso...an insightful biography of Ven. Consolata Betrone. She was a Capuchin Poor Clare who lived a short life of 42 years. She always had a presentiment that she would die young and she utterly spent herself for the souls of priests and religious who had fallen away.

Sr. Consolata felt it was her particular mission in life to spread confidence, as St Therese was love in the heart of the Church...so too Sr. Consolata felt called to be confidence. She received messages from Jesus, requesting her life be a "ceaseless act of love." One of my favorite quotes of hers is, "Duc in altum! Put out into the deep! Say goodbye forever to all that is earthly and set out to sea with a ceaseless act of love. Onward toward the eternal shore!"

In a world where Jesus is so often ignored, abandoned, or worse still the sacrileges committed against His Heart...may we be like Sr. Consolata and console Him. There are so many lonely Tabernacles, where no one comes to see Jesus. We can make countless Spiritual Communions throughout the day and unite our hearts to His Eucharistic Presence. One beautiful prayer is, "We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee...here and in all Thy Tabernacles throughout the world...because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world."