Sunday, September 17, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 17

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.

'When we are around the sick, we must be very cheerful.'
"She said this because we were telling her our troubles."
'After all, we mustn't lament like those who have no hope.'
"Then with a mischievous look:"
'You'll end up by making me regret life.'
"We said: 'It would be hard for us to do that!'"
'That's true! I said it only to scare you a little.'

"When speaking to me about her childhood, she said we had given her a little basket and it made her cry with joy:"
'And now I desire nothing upon this earth!'
"She quickly changed her mind, saying:"
'Yes, I still desire something, and it's heaven!' 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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