Here we are at the feast of the divine Blood … What a great feast of love
for Jesus is this feast of ours! Yes, let us love Jesus incessantly,
irrevocably, so that we can love him eternally in paradise. To look at
Jesus as he pours out his Blood is an act of religion which helps us do
great work for our own eternal salvation as well as that of our neighbors,
praying in a special way for the success of the missions and for the
apostolic work that is being promoted throughout the Catholic world.
(from St. Gaspar’s Letter 1188 to Luigia del Bufalo, July 3, 1825)