Friday, September 08, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 8

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 life. On days for which there are no specific quotes, I will select a passage from one of her writings.

"A little robin came and landed on her bed.
Leonie sent her the little music box we have preserved, and the tunes were so sweet, even though profane, that she listened to them with pleasure.
Finally, someone brought her a sheaf of wild flowers for the anniversary of her Profession. Seeing herself so loaded with gifts, she cried with gratitude and said:
'It's all God's tenderness towards me; exteriorly, I'm loaded with gifts; interiorly, I'm always in my trial (of faith)...but also in peace.' 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 our sufferings to the passion of Jesus.

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