A young princess began to ask herself some important questions, saying:
I am beautiful – but so what? I am noble – but so what? I am very rich, I have gold, silver, jewels, palaces, villas and gardens – but so what? I have valets and servants who wait on me, I am courted by many and receive honour and homage – but so what?
All this will end in a moment with death.
She prostrated herself before a crucifix and Jesus spoke lovingly to her heart and she knew the vanity of all these things and became a Benedictine nun, beginning a life of holiness and perfection. She was most faithful to the Heart of Jesus and received graces and blessings. Once, Jesus appeared to her saying, “I give you my Heart as your refuge, your mirror, your centre, your treasure and your everything.” Another time, while in ecstasy, she saw the young Jesus holding His Heart in His hand shining brighter than the sun, that shot rays in every direction, and the loving Saviour showed her all the graces given to men, according to their capacity and desire, came from His Heart. And speaking of herself before she died, she said, “If I wanted to write down all the graces the Heart of my Jesus has given me, I would have to write a book larger than the breviary.” She is the dear St Matilda.
Homage: In union with the Heart of Jesus and to build your love for this adorable Heart, recite the ‘Our Father’, devoutly and take time to think about the word you are saying.
– Mons. N. Tafuri