This little book was written to carry out the great desire of Jesus to make His Sacred Heart kwn and loved. It is based on the actual words of Our Lord to St. Gertrude, as recorded in her Revelations. Jesus said to St. Gertrude: I wish your writings to be for later times a proof of the tenderness of My Heart, and I will make them a source of grace to many souls. While you write, I will keep your heart near to My Heart, and will instill into it, drop by drop, what you are to say. In Love, Peace, and Joy, Father Prevot gives the actual words of Our Lord to St. Gertrude, then explains their meaning, and shows the practical ways in which a person can respond to the Heart of Jesus in order to satisfy Our Lord's great thirst to pour out His love and mercy on souls. By following these teachings in daily life, a soul will become enriched with incomparable merit and will be filled, even in this life, with the profound peace and joy which come from loving the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Nothing gives Me so much delight as the heart of man, of which I am so often deprived. I have all good things in abundance. The heart of man is alone still wanting to Me. -Words of Our Lord
The Very Rev. Father Andre Prevot, of the Society of the Priests of the Heart of Jesus, was a French priest who lived in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His devotional work entitled Love, Peace, and Joy was originally published by R. & T. Washbourne, Ltd. in London as Love, Peace, and Joy: A Month of the Sacred Heart According to Saint Gertrude. Father Prevot wrote it to carry out our Lord s great desire namely, that of making His sacred Heart known and loved throughout the world. It is based on Christ s personal words to St. Gertrude as she herself has recorded in her Revelations. TAN reprinted the book in 1984 and again in 2007.