“I feel only ingratitude and contempt from men,’ Jesus said to Margaret Mary, ‘compared to all that I suffered during My Passion. If only they would make Me some return for My love, I would think but little of all I have done for them and would wish, were it possible, to suffer still more. But the sole return for all My eagerness to do them good is that they reject Me and treat Me with coldness. I ask you to console Me by supplying for their ingratitude, as far as you are able.’ 

Saint Margaret Mary responded by representing to Him her inability, and Jesus replied: 

‘Behold, this will supply for all that is wanting to you.’ And at the same time, His Divine Heart being opened, there issued from It a flame so ardent that I thought I should be consumed, for I was wholly penetrated with it, and being no longer able to bear it, I besought Him to have pity on my weakness. ‘I will be your strength,’ He said to me, ‘fear nothing, but be attentive to My Voice and to what I shall require of you that you may be properly prepared to accomplish My Plan. You shall receive Me in Holy Communion as often as obedience will permit you. Moreover, receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of each month. Every night between Thursday and Friday I will bestow upon you My mortal sadness which I was felt in the Garden of Olives. This sadness, without your being able to understand it fully, shall reduce you to a kind of agony harder to endure than death itself. I desire you to accompany Me in humble intercession that I then offered to My Father in the middle of My anguish. You shall rise between eleven o'clock and midnight and remain prostrate (Stretched out with face on the ground in submission.) with Me for an hour, not only by begging mercy for sinners, but also to be enlighten to the bitterness which I felt. I found Myself abandoned by My Apostles, which obliged Me to reproach them for not being able to watch one hour with Me. During that hour you shall do what I shall teach you. But listen, My daughter, believe not lightly and trust not every spirit, for Satan is enraged and will seek to deceive you. Therefore do nothing without the approval of those who guide you; by being under the authority of obedience, Satan’s efforts against you will be in vain, for he has no power over the obedient”.

“You cannot make Me a greater return of love,’ He said, ‘than by doing what I have so often asked of you.’ Then, revealing to Me His Divine Heart, He said: “Behold this heart, which has loved men so much, that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify to mankind its love. In return I receive from the greater number nothing but ingratitude by reason of their irreverence, and by the coldness and contempt that they show Me in this Sacrament of love. But what I feel the most keenly is that it is hearts which are consecrated to Me that treat Me like this. (The religious.) Therefore, I ask of you that the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi be set apart for a special feast to honor My Heart, by receiving Holy Communion on that Day and making reparation to it by a solemn act in order to make amends for the indignities which it has received during the time it has been exposed on the alters. I promise you that My heart shall expand itself to shed in abundance the influence of its Divine love upon those who shall likewise honor it and cause it to be honored.” 

Saint Margaret Mary

Born 6/22/1647 France
Died 10/17/1690