Wednesday, September 27, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 27

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 her 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.

"Between two and three o'clock, we asked her if she wanted something to drink; she asked for some Lourdes water, saying:"
'Until three o'clock, I prefer Lourdes water; it's more devotional.' Excerpted from Her Last Conversations.

"One of the novices came for a few moments to the Infirmary. Seeing her there so calm and strong in the midst of such suffering, the novice exclaimed: 'You are an angel of sweetness and patience!'"
'Oh! no, I am not an angel...The angels cannot suffer; they are not so happy as I am.' Excerpted from Novissima Verba

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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