After she died, St. Theresa of Avila appeared to one of her nuns and said: "There should be no difference, as far as purity and love are concerned, between the blessed in Heaven and the faithful on earth. though we are perfectly happy and you are suffering. What the Divine Essence is to us in Heaven, the Blessed Sacrament should be to you on earth." "Here, then," says St. Alphonsus, "is our heaven on earth - the Most Blessed Sacrament."
This book was conceived and written to help us grow in the knowledge and love of God and in appreciation for what He has done for us by giving us the Blessed Sacrament. For each of the 31 days of the month, St. Alphonsus provides for us a "Visit to Our Lord" - which is a brief meditation on and a fervent prayer of love toward Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Each Visit to Our Lord is followed by a "Visit to Our Lady." The latter are short meditations on and prayers of great confidence in her powerful help - even for the most wretched and forsaken on sinners. At each Visit, the reader is to make an "Act of Spiritual Communion," which will help enflame his heart with greater love of God.
Through this little book, St. Alphonsus leads a person to appreciate Our Lord's great love for us in the Blessed Sacrament, to love Him in return, and to consecrate his life to Him. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament by St. Alphonsus Liguori is a perennial favorite among Catholic prayerbooks, as well as one of the most famous and best-loved Catholic books ever published.
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