Ven. Mary Martha Chambon and the Holy Wounds
The annual retreats were times of special joy for Sr. Mary Martha. Then she could bury herself deeply in her Master’s Heart and learn its secrets, for he would allow her no other book.
Revealing again His Heart He said, “Tell your Superior to come and deposit in this cavity all the actions of your Sisters, even their recreations. They will be safe there and well guarded.”
St. Francis de Sales in a vision told her “God has chosen you to complete the devotion to the Sacred Heart.”
One of Sr. Mary Martha’s favorite invocations was: “Jesus Mary Joseph! I give you my heart, my spirit and my life!’
She had a very grateful heart: She rendered continual thanksgiving. Two words, “Pardon, Thank you” and “Master, I am here to look on you and thank you” were often on her lips.
Sr. Mary Martha Chambon lived on the Blessed Sacrament alone for four years and had a great love of the Eucharist. She would evidence her hunger in intercession: “I beseech you for all your creatures. My God come quickly. Give me the Bread of which those who eat shall no more hunger. Give me the water of which they who drink shall not thirst for ever. O come my Jesus” and also “My Jesus I thirst for souls for your glory”
She prayed for everybody: “O my beloved I give you my heart and the hearts of my mothers and sisters and of all your creatures, even those who do not love you. O my Jesus, how can it be that you have created these hearts and they do not love you they know not how good you are! ”
Below is the Chaplet of the Holy Wounds that Ven. Mary Martha Chambon prayed incessantly.
Chaplet of the Holy Wounds
To be said on the Crucifix and the first three beads of an ordinary Rosary:
O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.Mighty God, holy God, immortal God, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.Grace and mercy, O my Jesus, during present dangers; cover us with Your Precious Blood. Amen.
Eternal Father, grant us mercy through the Blood of Jesus Christ, Your only Son; grant us mercy, we beseech You. Amen, Amen, Amen.
The following prayers, composed by Our Lord, are to be said using the Rosary beads. On the large beads:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls.
On the small beads:
My Jesus, pardon and mercy, through the merits of Your Holy Wounds.