Happy Feast of St. Claude la Colombière (1641-1682) the spiritual director of St. Margaret Mary Alocoque, who had received the visions of the Sacred Heart in the Visitation convent at Paray-le-Monial, in France. When few in her convent trusted her experiences, and she was reaching a point of despair over ever being believed, she heard Jesus say to her in prayer, "I will send you my faithful servant and perfect friend." Claude, a young Jesuit completing his formation, was soon afterwards assigned as spiritual director to the convent. It was to him that St. Margaret Mary confided her visions, and Claude who later was responsible for spreading the devotion. In the notiviate, I read a marvelous book that cemented my love for (then Blessed) Claude, called “Perfect Friend.” Being Jesus's "perfect friend" is a good goal for all of us. St. Claude, pray for us.
Here is a video from the Apostleship of Prayer on St. Claude: