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 of bronze. You must give us your own heart, Jesus.
Place your heart deep in the center of our hearts, and enkindle in each heart a flame of love as strong, as great, as the sum of all the reasons that I have for loving you, my God.
O holy 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 with you eternally in heaven.
Jesuit missionary St. Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682)