Saturday, September 16, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 16

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.

"To me alone in answer to some questions I'd asked:"
'What draws down God's lights and helps us when we are guiding and consoling souls is not the telling of our own troubles in order to receive consolation; besides, this is not a real consolation, it excites us rather than calms us down.' Excerpted from Her Last Conversations.

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

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