Dear Daughters of St. Philip Neri,
We must let the love of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament become a source of strength for us in the spiritual battle within our hearts, in the struggle with our passions. In particular, Mother Mectilde draws our attention to strong feelings that lead us to rebuke others harshly. Through our daily struggles she encourages us to bring to mind Our Lord's gift of Himself in the Eucharist and even to cry out "May the Most Holy Sacrament be praised forever." When the passions have us in their grip, the mere turning of the mind and heart toward the Lord, especially as He makes Himself most present to us, can help us overcome and quell our thoughts.
All our troubles are from a lack of attention, and I exhort you - every time you feel stirred up and you want to express your feelings or speak some word of rebuke - that you say beforehand, "May the Most Holy Sacrament be praised forever." I assure you that you will not fall into so many faults, for the first impulse will have passed. One "Jesus, Mary" is enough to recollect your mind. I have said it to you before, and I repeat it often, but you make nothing of it; my words have more effect outside the house than within. I said the same thing some time ago to a person who was completely filled with and possessed by very violent passions. He complained of this to me, and I said to him, "Sir, try to make a good Confession and Communion, and when you feel this passion arise, say, "May the Most Holy Sacrament be praised forever." He resolved to do this, and he put it into practice so well that he does not experience these passions anymore, not even knowing what has become of them, and he lives very happily at present. It is your prayers which brought about this change, for I strongly recommended him to you, but we must attribute it all to the Mother of God, who is the Mother of mercy. She shares this precious quality with her divine Son, interceding ceaselessly for sinners.
The Mystery of Incomprehensible Love
The Eucharistic Message of Mother Mectilde of the Blessed Sacrament