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St. Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma had a tremendous devotion to the Blessed Eucharist, she once wrote to her Spiritual Director, “If you could see, taste, and realize the good gifts that Jesus gives me. I say Father, that there is not a minute that I do not feel His dear presence; He reveals Himself ever more loving. Today in Communion He was almost playful; He said: “See Gemma, I have in My Heart a little daughter whom I love so much, and whom I am so much loved, (she) is always asking Me for love and purity, and I Who am Love itself and Purity itself, have lavished on her as much of these treasures as a human creature is capable of possessing. I have always guarded the purity of this child’s heart as the heart of one chosen by the Divine Spouse Himself, and I have preserved her as a spotless lily of paradise in My pure love.”