Sunday, September 10, 2006

September with St. Therese - September 9

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.

"Ah, I know well what it is to suffer!" Excerpted from Novissima Verba.

"The little music box had been wound too tightly and appeared to be broken. Auguste repaired it, but since then it missed (for one tune) the most beautiful note. I was rather disappointed, and I asked her if she was, too:
"Oh! not at all! But I am simply because you are." 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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