Receiving New Hearts

The following is a prayer composed by St. Claude la Columbiere SJ, who was the spiritual director of St. Margaret Mary.  She was the visionary who received the apparitions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose feast we celebrate today, June 12.

O God, what will You do to conquer the fearful hardness of our hearts?  Lord, You must give us new hearts, tender hearts, sensitive hearts, to replace hearts that are made of marble and bronze.

You must give us Your own Heart, Jesus.  Come, lovable Heart of Jesus.  Place Your Heart deep in the center of our hearts and enkindle in each heart a flame of love so strong, as great as the sum of all the reasons that I have for loving You, my God.

O Heart of Jesus, dwell hidden in my heart so that I may live only in You and only for You, so that, in the end, I may live eternally with you in heaven.   Amen

Here is what Jesus tells us about His heart;

“Come unto me all who labor and find life burdensome and I will refresh you.  Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. ”      – Matt. 11:28-30


Only Matthew gives us this passage, and it is a ‘jewel,’ worthy of visiting time and time again!

His Heart remains eternally open to you.

May we all come to Jesus today to receive the gift of a new heart!


Glenn’s recent interview is on a local Catholic radio station, WOPG.  The subject is ” A  Visit with St. Paul.”  Please go to “Radio Show” (above) to listen.


I invite you to my next performance of “A Visit with St. Paul.”  Sunday,  August 9, at  O.L. Queen of Peace Church in Rotterdam, 210 Provincetown Rd, Rotterdam, 12306.  It starts promptly at 2:30 PM. 

If you’ve already seen me, maybe you could pass the word on? 

For more information, go to the page above, ” A Visit With St Paul”

One thought on “Receiving New Hearts”

  1. This was a wonderful meditation. I especially love the part in the prayer where he says “love so strong, as great as the sum of all the reasons I have for loving you, my God.” I am always praying for God to soften my heart and make me more compassionate, but I truly have a very grateful heart for all the reasons He’s given me to love Him as well.

    That’s also one of my favorite quotes of Jesus from Matthew. Thanks for lightening, softening, and encouraging my heart today!

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