Sunday, September 10, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 10

Welcome to our series tracing the last month of St. Therese's life on this earth which was September 1897. It's called September with St. Therese and I hope you will visit here every day for an inspirational message about our dear little saint.

We will bring you excerpts from Her Last Conversations and Novissima Verba which follow her struggle the last few months of her life. On days for which there are no specific quotes, I will select a passage from one of her writings.

"At Dr. de Cornier's consultation, the doctor seemed puzzled by her state.
"Well, now, are you content?" I asked after the doctor left"
"Yes, but I'm a little accustomed to it; they say and then they retract!"

"In the evening, when we were arranging her pillows, she leaned her head on me, looking at me tenderly. This reminded me of the Infant Jesus' look at the Blessed Virgin when He was listening to the angel's music in the picture where Therese said of the Blessed Virgin:
"This is Pauline." Excerpted from Her Last Conversations.

St. Therese, open our hearts to accept the sufferings that Jesus sends us. Teach us your little way and help us to see the graces that can come from joining our sufferings to the passion of Jesus.

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