Friday, September 01, 2006

September with St.Therese - September 1

Today we are starting a new blog series tracing the last month of St. Therese's life on this earth which was September 1897. I'm calling it September with St. Therese and I hope that 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, such as for today's date for which there is no specific entry.

"Until two days before her death she wished to be alone at night, however, nothwithstanding entreaties, the Infirmarian used to rise several times to visit her. On one occasion she found our little invalid with hands clasped and eyes raised to heaven.

'But what are you doing?' she asked; 'you should try to sleep.'

'I cannot, dear Sister, I suffer too much! then I pray...'

'And what do say to Jesus?'

'I say nothing, I love him!' "...taken from Thoughts of Soeur Therese of the Child Jesus.

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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