St. Bernadine of Siena
This saint renounced all his wealth and became a humble son of St. Francis. Traveling through town and villages, everywhere he preached the name of Jesus and thereby wrought many miracles.
Lord Jesus, Who didst imbue blessed Bernardine, Thy confessor, with wondrous love of Thy name: moved by his merits and prayers, graciously pour forth, we beseech Thee into our hearts, the spirit of love of Thee. — Collect
The Imitation of Christ
O Light perpetual! transcending all created lights, dart forth that light from above, which may penetrate all the secret recesses of the heart.
The burning love of this saint was for the holy name of Jesus. He had it emblazoned on a tablet which he kept exposed in the pulpit whenever he preached.
What would you do if you heard some wicked men saying ugly things and using your mother’s name? If you were big enough you might attack them, and even if you were not big enough, the love for your mother would arouse your anger so that you would attempt almost anything. Even Catholic boys — and shocking it is to say — sometimes girls use the holy name of Jesus irreverently. There is nothing to be said about it. It is simply beyond understanding.
At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow.