Precious Blood of Jesus, infinitive price of our redemption and both the drink and the laver of our souls. You continually plead the cause of all people before the throne of infinite mercy.
When Elizabeth Eppinger was 30 years old, would experience in prayer some unusual phenomena called “ecstasies” by which she penetrated deeper and deeper into the mystery of the cross and divine mercy.
She saw the state of the Church and the urgent need for sanctification of priest: "One of the great graces that Jesus Christ gained for us by his Passion is the institution of the Eucharist, His body and blood, and the power to confer the sacraments upon us… Instead of thanking God for these huge benefits, people don’t think about them and they have scant respect for priest… They don’t pray for them… However, despite all this ingratitude, God continues to give His graces, to show us His infinite mercy even more. She says again: If only I could tell the priest how much God loves them with a special love, and how sublime their state is! Ah, if only they could understand how much God loves them!" The unfaithfulness of certain members of the clergy haunted her. All her life she would never stop praying for them.
Elizabeth foresaw in her visions great changes to political regimes. On several occasions she saw the bloody uprising that would take place in Paris in 1848. She was deeply shaken by the vision of the fighting and the many dead.
She prayed: "Jesus, insofar as I am able I want to make reparation for the insult and outrages which You receive from human beings, especially from those who blaspheme You."
Faced all these events, she exhorted people to pray, to do penance and to turn from sins. More clearly than ever, she understood the love of God and humankind’s ingratitude.
"Who would not venerate this Blood of infinite value! Who does not feel inflamed with love for Divine Redeemer Who shed it! What would have become of me had I not been redeemed by this divine Blood! Who has drained it all from the veins of my Savior? Surely this was the work of love!"
She realized that God loves us immensely but so many people seemed indifferent to this love. It is the same message that a humble Visitation Sister had received at Paray-le-Monial in 1675: “Behold this Heart which loves people so much that He did not spare Himself at all, even to the point of exhausting Himself and being consumed to bear witness to them of His love. And in return, all He receives from most people is ingratitude.”
Even today we are witnessing the bloodshed, violence and wars! Therefore, Mother Alphonse Marie invites us to make reparation for the insults and outrages and pray for peace in the world, in our families and, especially, in human hearts.
"Touch my heart with Your sacred Wounds and penetrate my soul with Your precious Blood, so that wherever I turn I will see only my divine Crucified Lord, and everything I see will appear colored with Your blood."
The salvation of souls became her incessant prayer’s intention: "I only think about doing God’s will and suffering out of love. My only desire is that God’s name should be glorified by all people and that He should be better known."
"O infinite love, which has given us this saving balm! O balm beyond all price, welling up from the fountain of infinite love! Grant that every heart and every tongue may render You praise and thanks now and forever!"