Our Lord Jesus has raised me to the dignity of a deacon… and, I thrill with emotion when I think of it—at Benediction on the Feast of the Epiphany, He suffered Himself, in His measureless mercy, to be carried in my unworthy hands. Judge if I did not tremble, as I placed for Exposition on the Altar, the Creator of the Universe, held in my feeble hands… O, love of God!
Servant of God Augustine-Mary of the Blessed Sacrament
Letter to Sister Marie-Pauline du Fougerais (excerpt)
10 January 1851
Tierney, T 2017, A Life of Hermann Cohen: From Franz Liszt to John of the Cross, Balboa Press, Bloomington, IN