Saturday, September 02, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 2

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.

"Surely you will die on a feast day," I said.
"It will be a beautiful enough feast day in itself! I have never had any desire to die on a feast day."

"I shall go; I shall go very soon; if you only knew how quickly I will make my journey."

"Oh! yes, I desire heaven! 'Tear the veil of this sweet encounter, Oh My God."
Excerpted from Her Last Conversations.

"When one accepts with sweetness the humiliation of having fallen into some imperfection, the grace of God returns at once..." 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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