BY THE REV. H. NOLDIN, S.J.
AUTHORISED TRANSLATION FROM THE GERMAN.
REVISED BY THE REV. W. H. KENT, O.S.C
Every deed of His whole life; every act of His childhood; His vigils, His sleep, His tears, His trials and privations; every action of His youth, His labours, His prayers, His obedience; every action when He had grown'to man's estate, His journeyings, His discourses, His intercourse with His apostles, His miracles, His bitter Passion, His death of ignominy—all this He did and suffered with full knowledge and consent for the greater glory of His heavenly Father, and in that intention He offered up all. Hence at the close of His life He could say to His Father: "I have glorified Thee on earth, I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do." John xvii. 4. That is the spirit of the Heart of Jesus, that is the true sacerdotal spirit, the spirit of the priest who forgets self and only lives, labours, and suffers for God.