Feast of Blessed Maria Droste

Feast of Blessed Maria of the Divine Heart Droste Zu Vischering

Blessed Maria Droste described her deep devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Blessed Sacrament in her autobiography:

“I have never been able to separate devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and I will never be able to explain how and how much the Sacred Heart of Jesus has deigned to grant me so many favours through the Blessed Sacrament. For me, the Blessed Sacrament was always heaven, and I almost always represented Our Lord to myself through this image, and the Heart of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist as a brilliant sun which was drawing me to it, enlightening me and inflaming me with love. More often than not, the graces I received were given to me at the moment of Holy Communion or during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, but often in relation to some feast or image of the Sacred Heart.”