Endorsed by EWTN hosts Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, and Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, this do-it-yourself retreat combines the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Sain... Read more
'I Suddenly Saw the Infant Jesus'
One day, after Holy Communion, I suddenly saw the Infant Jesus standing by my kneeler and holding on to it with His two little hands. Although He was but a little Child, my soul was filled with awe and fear, for I see in Him my Judge, my Lord, and my Creator, before whose holiness the Angels tremble. At the same time, my soul was flooded with such unspeakable love that I thought I would die under its influence.
— Diary of St. Faustina, 566
The same Christ who comes to us as Judge, Lord, and Creator, first extends His love to us with the gentleness, warmth, and affection of a small child.
He does so to disarm us, calm us, and encourage us to come to Him with confidence. He comes to us meek, weak, and helpless so that no contrite sinner can possibly recoil in fear before Him.
Child Jesus, work in my heart. As I prepare to celebrate Your holy birth, make me humble and simple, always knowing I am loved by You.