"The remembrance of the most holy Passion of Jesus Christ is the door through which
the soul enters into intimate union with God, interior recollection and most sublime contemplation..."
~ St. Paul of the Cross
Oh, if all men could have contemplated Thee in the condition in which on that day Thou
wast a spectacle of sorrow and reproach to all Jerusalem, who would not have been seized by
love of Thee ? Lord, I love Thee, and give myself wholly to Thee. Behold, my blood, my life,
all I offer Thee. Behold me ready to suffer and die as it pleaseth Thee. And what can I deny to
Thee who hast not denied to me Thy blood and life? Deign to accept the sacrifice which a
miserable sinner makes of himself,who now loves Thee with all his heart."
~ From St. Alphonsus Liguori's Meditation on the Ecce Homo