Tuesday, September 26, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 26

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 pasage from one of her writings.

"She no longer had any strength:"
'Oh! how crushed I am!'
"Looking out the window at a dead leaf, detached from the tree and suspended in the air by a light thread:"
'See, it's a picture of myself; my life hangs only on a light thread.'
"After her death, in the evening of September 30, the leaf, which until then was still swinging in the wind, fell to the ground. I picked it up along with the spider's web which was still attached to it. " 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 out sufferings to the passion of Jesus.

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