Saint Anthony of Padua and the Infant Jesus by Bartolome Esteban Murillo

Love of Jesus Christ – Thirtieth Day of January

Love of Jesus Christ.

If any man love not Our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema.” — 1 Cor. 16:22.


If Jesus Christ is our daily bread, why do you receive Him so seldom? Live in such a manner that you may be worth to receive this celestial bread each day. — St Ambrose.

“Nothing so fills our hearts with love for the Sovereign Good as holy Communion,” said the venerable Father Olimpe. Another saint has said that to procure the happiness of uniting herself with Jesus Christ in holy Communion she would not hesitate to pass through flames of fire to obtain it, if necessary.

On the days that St. Catharine of Siena did not receive holy Communion she was sick; it seemed as if she could not live any longer. When she received Our Lord she was strong again. Let us prepare ourselves for Communion by renouncing all irregular affections, by many spiritual Communions, and by the practice of different virtues.


O my God, I will approach Thee often. Grant that it be with a pure heart, profound humility, and great joy born of love. Grant that these be the dispositions of all hearts.