December 13, 2017

St. Gertrude and the Banquet

Once, Gertrude gave thanks to God for being invited to His sacred Banquet. She asked, however, “what glory can accrue to Thy Divinity when I touch this Sacrament with my unworthy lips?” She heard Him tell her, “even as the love which we have for a friend makes us take pleasure in hearing him speak, so also the charity which I have for My elect makes Me sometimes find satisfaction in that in which they find none.”

Source: St. Gertrude, and a religious of her monastery, The Life and Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p. 167.


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