Saint Gemma Galgani – April 11th – Inspirational Quotes

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Oh Love, oh infinite Love! Your love, oh Lord, penetrates even to my body, with too much fury. When, when will I unite with You, oh Lord, Who with such forceful love keeps me in union here on earth? Do it, do it! Let me die, and die of love! What a beautiful death, oh Lord, to die a victim of Love, a victim for You!
Calm down, calm down oh Jesus; if not, your Love will end up burning me to ashes! Oh, Love, Oh infinite Love! Oh Love of my Jesus!

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My Jesus, when my lips near Yours to kiss you, let me feel your gall. When my shoulders rest on yours, let me feel Your scourges. When Your flesh communicates with mine, let me feel your Passion. When my head nears Yours, let me feel Your crown if thorns. When my side touches Yours, let me feel the lance.”

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Let me embrace You, heavenly Bridegroom, source of all my consolations. Who am I, to speak so boldly with You? It is true, I am Your creature, but I am bad; It is true that I was made by Your hands, and those very hands, oh Jesus, I pierced with nails….
I got going to late, Jesus, in coming to You…..I found You, Jesus….I found You…I call You, I invoke You, because I am sure. -But where are You? Where are You hiding? I can smell Your presence. Give me wings, Jesus, to fly to your house in heaven.

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“Oh Jesus, why am I not burned up with love for you? Why is it that my heart is not consumed with Loves flame? Why is it that my love does not correspond to yours? Oh Jesus, how much time I have lost! How many years I could have loved you, and did not do so! But your bounty makes me hope that I may make up for lost time.
Why did you suffer for me, dear Jesus? For love! The nails…the crown…the cross…all for love of me! For You, I sacrifice everything willingly. I offer you my body with all its weakness, and my soul with all its love. My God, dear Jesus, remove whatever malice may be at the bottom of my offering, and then accept it. Do not abandon me, Jesus. I am Yours. Take care of my soul. Think of what you have borne to save it. Surely they are right who say ‘To suffer is to love’.”

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