In Sinu Jesu

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When the Heart of Jesus speaks to the heart of a priest . . .

Your Divine Friend

"You and so many of your brother priests do not know Me as I would have you know Me. Many of you are strangers to My Heart. Come close to Me. Remain in My presence. Seek My Eucharistic Face. Learn of My love for you and you will begin to trust in it. I am not harsh. I am not a taskmaster. I am your Divine Friend. I am your Advocate, your Comforter, your Refuge in every trial. Those who persevere in seeking My Eucharistic Face will begin to read there all the secrets of My Heart, that is, the unsearchable depths of My love for souls and, in the first place, for My priests.

Prolong My Presence in the World

This is the root of the evil that eats away at the priesthood from within: a lack of experiential knowledge of My friendship and love. My priests are not mere functionaries; they are My chosen ones, the friends whom I chose for myself to live in such communion of mind and heart with Me that they prolong My presence in the world. Each priest is called to love My Church with all the tender passion of a bridegroom, but to do this, he must spend time in My presence. He must experience Me personally as the Bridegroom of his soul.

My Eucharistic Face

I want you to call priests to the experience of My friendship. Show them how to remain before My Eucharistic Face by giving them an example of adoration and reparation. Draw near to My Open Side in the Sacrament of My Love for them and in their place, and they will begin to follow you there. Reach out to My priests, not so much by speaking to them, but rather by reaching out to Me for their sake.

My Wounded Heart

I tell you again: I want you to be My priest-adorer, the priest-adorer of My Eucharistic Face and of My Heart hidden in the Sacrament of My Love. My Heart is wounded even in My glory. It is My wounded Heart that you find when you approach Me in the Most Holy Eucharist. And from My wounded Heart there flows a ceaseless torrent of merciful love to purify souls, to strengthen, heal, sanctify, and glorify them. The mystery of My Sacred Heart hidden in the Sacrament of My Love is still so little known. I want all My priests to know that in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar there beats for them a living Heart, a Heart all aflame with the most tender love.

Faithful Companion

There is no need for My priests to go through life isolated, lonely, and friendless. I want to be the Faithful Companion of their days and of their nights. I want to be their solace and their rest. I want to be their Friend, ever ready to listen to them, to welcome them, to heal them, and renew their hope. Oh, if only they would seek Me out in those tabernacles where I wait for them, in those tabernacles where no one joins Me in My ceaseless prayer to the Father.

In the Sacrament of My Love

Never miss an opportunity to greet Me, to adore Me, to remain with Me, even if only for a moment, in the Sacrament of My Love. In eternity you will see the inestimable value of every moment spent in My Eucharistic presence."

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That was beautiful Father. Let all of us who pray for Priests continually ask our Lord that more and more Priest will be drawn to Him in prayer and that they will find the silence in their souls to hear His voice.

Let us pray that all priests might discover and rest in the divine friendship Christ offers us. It is the solution to the loneliness and heartache, the weariness and frustrations that priests feel in their lives of pastoral ministry. It is also the means by which the Church will be restored through the interior restoration of her priests and bishops.

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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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