In Sinu Iesu: October 2012 Archives

Without Me They Can Do Nothing

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What matters is not what you are thinking or saying
[when you are at adoration]
for I am pleased and comforted and glorified
by your simple being with Me.

Be present in My presence.
This is what I ask of you.
So many others among My priests
leave Me alone in the Sacrament of My Love.
They grow cold, indifferent, and hard-hearted.

An hour spent in My presence
would be enough to reinflame their hearts,
to move them to gratitude, and to love,
and to open their souls to the grace of My Friendship.

I ask only that My priests return to My altars
and that they seek Me in the tabernacles
where I am truly present and waiting for them.
So much sin can be avoided
and so many sins repaired
by a simple act of loving presence to My Eucharistic Heart.

I am here for My priests.
I will draw them to My Heart.
I will reveal to them the priceless grace of My Divine Friendship.
And, from the Sacrament of My Love,
I shall renew the face of the priesthood in My Church.

The shortage of priests in some places
is caused, not by Me,
but by the laxity that has come to prevail
and, above all, by the great diminishment of prayer
in the hearts and on the lips of my priests.
Wheresoever my priests return to prayer,
there will I cause a vast harvest of priestly vocations to spring up.
I will multiply my priests
just as I multiplied loaves and fishes to feed the multitude in the desert.

When priests forsake prayer,
they forsake Me,
and so I withdraw My blessing from their labours,
and leave them to themselves,
for without prayer -- without Me --
they can do nothing.

From In Sinu Iesu, the Journal of a Priest

About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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