Pray with the Little Flower

Pray with the Little Flower

Let St. Therese of Lisieux send you a multitude of fragrant spiritual roses throughout the year, to help you on your own “Little Way” to Heaven!

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Reflecting on Divine Grace

I will always bow down beneath the outpouring of divine grace, knowing that it is the gift of God. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention to her intersession 🙏...

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Reflection on where the strength lies

All my strength lies in prayer and sacrifice. They are my invincible weapons, and I know, by experience, that they can soften the heart much better than words. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now off...

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Reflection on Moving Forward

Let us go forward in peace, our eyes fixed on Heaven, the one goal of all our works. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention to her intersession 🙏...

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Reflection on God's involvement in our Life

More than ever, I understand that the smallest events of our life are conducted by God; He is the One who makes us desire and who grants our desires. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your...

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Reflection on turning to Our Lady

I take refuge, then, in prayer, and turn to Mary, and our Lord always triumphs. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention then 'click Pray' 🙏...

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Reflection on God's Will

The Lord's will fills my heart to the brim, and if anything else is added it cannot penetrate to any depth, but like oil on the surface of water it glides easily across. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...

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Reflection on the Cost of Love

When one loves, one does not calculate. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention then 'click Pray' 🙏...

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Reflection on a Pure Heart of Love

God gave me a heart which is so faithful that once it has loved purely, it loves always. - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention then 'click Pray' 🙏...

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Reflection on Desire and Eternity

Jesus! Jesus! if the desire of love be so unutterably sweet, what must it be to possess and enjoy it for all eternity? - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention then 'cli...

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Reflection on Vocation

In the heart of the Church, my vocation is love.  - St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention then 'click Pray' 🙏...

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Reflection on Charity

God has given me the grace to understand the mysterious depths of charity.- St. Therese of LisieuxTake a moment to reflect on these words from St. Therese...Now offer up your own prayer intention then 'click Pray' 🙏...

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Be a Saint!

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Do not fear, Trust in Him!

"Should the little one fear the dark of the night, or complain at not seeing Him who carries her, let her shut her eyes. It is the one sacrifice God asks. By remaining thus, the dark will cease to terrify, because she will not see it, and before long...

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Morning Offering

O my God ! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits ; and I wis...

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Prayer of St. Therese concerning the Child Jesus

O Jesus, dear Holy Child, my only treasure, I abandon myself to Thy every whim. I seek no other joy than that of calling forth Thy sweet Smile. Vouchsafe to me the graces and the virtues of Thy Holy Childhood, so that on the day of my birth into Heav...

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"Perfection consists in doing His will"

Perfection consists in doing His will, in being what he will us to be. ...

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'The world is thy ship'

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The Loveliest Masterpiece

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Prayer to Saint Theresa For Healing

Dearest Saint Therese,You are the Little Flower of Jesus. Pray this day that I may be made well in body, mind, and spirit. Help me to always see, as you so clearly did, that my sufferings and trials are meant to cleanse and purify me so that I m...

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St. Therese on Prayer

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"Love Includes Every Vocation"

Finally, I realized that love includes every vocation, that love is all things, that love is eternal, reaching down through the ages and stretching to the utmost limits of the earth....

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St. Thérèse and the heroines of France

"... I wanted to do all the patriotic things the heroines of France had done, especially St. Joan of Arc."Image source: www.carmelitesofboston.org...

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A Grace to Ask

"I ask only one grace -- may I never offend You!"The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of The Little Flower...

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"Nothing without love."

"I understood that all we accomplish, however brilliant, is worth nothing without love."The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of The Little Flower...

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"The Divine Furnace of love"

"Jesus has chosen to show me the only way which leads to the Divine Furnace of love; it is the way of childlike self-surrender, the way of a child who sleeps, afraid of nothing, in his father's arms."The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of The Litt...

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"God gives even in this life a hundredfold"

"God gives even in this life a hundredfold to those who have left everything for love of Him."The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of The Little Flower...

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The Power of Prayer

"The power of prayer is certainly wonderful.  One might liken it to a queen who always has free access to the king and can obtain everything she asks." The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of The Little Flower...

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Responding to Difficulty

“when something painful or disagreeable happens to me, instead of a melancholy look, I answer by a smile. At first I did not always succeed, but now it has become a habit which I am glad to have acquired.”― Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a So...

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"I can hope to be a saint.”

“God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint.”― St. Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux...

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Thoughts & Ways

“the thoughts of the Lord are not our thoughts, His ways are not our ways.”― Thérèse de Lisieux, The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux...

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Peace & Worry

“It is wrong to pass one's time in fretting, instead of sleeping on the Heart of Jesus.”― St. Therese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul...

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'... I can hope to be a saint!'

“God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realised; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint.”St. Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux...

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Sacrifices for others

“…on another occasion, when I” was engaged in the laundry, the sister who was washing handkerchiefs opposite me, kept splashing me all the time with dirty water.  My first impulse was to draw away and wipe my face in order to show that I wanted ...

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Little acts of charity

“Through our little acts of charity practiced in obscurity, as it were, we obtain the conversion of the heathen, help the missionaries and gain for them plentiful alms, thus building both spiritual and material dwellings for our Eucharistic God.”Lord...

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Smile today!

“A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.”...

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A single word of the Our Father...

“Much more is accomplished by a single word of the Our Father said, now and then, from our heart, than by the whole prayer repeated many times in haste and without attention.”...

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True Charity

“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbours' defects--not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”...

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A special prayer for the week

Deepen Your love in me, O Lord, that I may learn in my inmost heart how sweet it is to love, to be dissolved, and to plunge myself into Your love. Let Your love possess and raise me above myself, with a fervor and wonder beyond imagination. Let me si...

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I want to keep telling You That I love You!

O Lord,…When I find no occasions,  at least I want to keep telling You That I love You; it is not difficult and it keeps the fire of love going; even if that fire were to seem wholly out, I should throw little bits of straw on the ashes, little ...

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Opportunity to please You

O Jesus, I know well that You do not look so much at the greatness of my actions, as to the love with which I do them.  It is true I am not always faithful, but I shall not lose courage.  I desire to make use of every opportunity to please ...

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A short prayer

O my God, You see how easily I lose heart at the thought of my imperfections.  Nevertheless, I shall continue to strive after virtue.  Gladly will I forego all consolation in order to offer to You the “fruit” of all my efforts.  I wish...

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Discouraged?

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Simplify your life!

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Heart of a Mother

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"Do all that you do with Love"

Lord, we pray that throughout this week, we can do all things with Love! ...

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Disposition of the Heart

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A New Year Thought

Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.Through the intercession of St Therese, we ask that 2021 will be a year where we can learn to become the person God created us to be! Lord, show us your ways so that...

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Fixed on Praying

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True Greatness

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We simply need to humble ourselves

"He reaches out his hand to us, the very moment he sees us fully convinced of our nothingness and hears us cry out: "My food stumbles, Lord, but thy mercy is my strength."  Should we attempt great things, however, even under pretext of zeal, he ...

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Prayers of the Heart

"To secure a hearing [from the Lord God], there is no need to recite set prayers composed for the occasion... I have not the courage to search through books for beautiful prayers, they are so numerous, that it would only make my head ache, and beside...

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Fulfillment

Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us unite our suffering to our Lord Jesus Christ's so that we may become co-heirs in the Kingdom of God....

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The Lord's Mercy

"If the greatest sinner on earth should repent at the moment of death and draw his last breath in an act of love, neither the man graces he had abused, nor the many sins he had committed would stand in his way.  Our Lord would see nothing, count...

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Care

Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us be caretakers toward each other.Let us call a friend, family member and bring company to those who are lonely in this Christmas season....

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We desire to be as little children

"You do wrong to find fault and to try to make everyone see things from your point of view.  We desire to be as little children.  Now little children do not know what is best.  Everything is right in their eyes.  Let us imitate th...

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Joy

Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us rejoice in the birth of our Savior. Happy Christmas! Let us be the light in the world bringing gentleness and tenderness all around us!...

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Our Lord loves the glad of heart

"Our Lord loves the glad of heart, the children that greet him with a smile.  When will you learn to hide your troubles from Him, or to tell him gaily that you are happy to suffer for him?"Adorable Lord who knows everything and is not anxious ab...

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Gentleness

Through the intercesion of Saint Thérèse let us recognize the gentleness of the holy spirit and how the Lord works in mysterious ways....

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Confidence in our God

"We can never have too much confidence in our God who is so mighty and so merciful.  As we hope in him so shall we receive."Through the intercession of St Therese, Lord, we ask: may our confidence in God increase each day until our trust in Him ...

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No fear

Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us pray for courage and hope in the face of adversity. We are never alone....

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He See's The Way We Love!

"Our Lord does not so much look at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them."Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse, let us always remember how the Lord measures our actions by the way we love...

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A Small Sacrifice

"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love."Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse Let us constantly embrace the opportunity...

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Fish

I fish at random in the stream of my heart, and offer you all that I catch.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse Let us be carried by the Holy Spirit and let all good things come unto us, as long as we no longer sought them for ourselves....

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Comfort

My conversation with this good Father would have brought me great comfort, had it not been for the extreme difficulty I found in opening my heart. Nevertheless I made a general confession, and after it he said to me: "Before God, the Blessed Virgin, ...

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This is the Way

Full sweet is the way of Love. It is true one may fall and be unfaithful to grace; but Love, knowing how to profit by everything, quickly consumes whatever is displeasing to Jesus, leaving in the heart only a deep and humble peace.Through the interce...

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Veil

What He has in store for us is the Palace of His Glory, where we shall no longer see Him veiled under the form of a child or the appearance of bread, but as He is, in the brightness of His Infinite Beauty.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let...

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Sprouting bud

"One Sunday," Thérèse relates, "I was going toward the chestnut avenue, full of rejoicing, for it was spring-time, and I wanted to enjoy nature's beauties. What a bitter disappointment! My dear chestnuts had been pruned, and the branches, already cov...

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Shelter

"If I had not been received into the Carmel, I would have entered a Refuge, and lived there unknown and despised among the poor 'penitents.' My joy would have been to pass for one, and I would have become an apostle among my companions, telling them ...

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Compact Unity

Céline and I left the timid ones, who hid their faces in fear after climbing to the first stage, and, following the bolder pilgrims, we reached the top, from whence we viewed the city below.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us walk in the...

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Beyond

Our Lord never asks sacrifices from us beyond our strength. At times, it is true this Divine Savior makes us feel all the bitterness of the chalice that He is offering our soul. When He asks the sacrifice of all that is precious in this world, it is ...

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Choice

My God, I choose all!  I don't want to be a saint by halves; I choose all that You will!Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us be bold in our faith, knowing that if we let God take the lead and we follow meekly we are bound to move the...

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Holy Father

On Nov 20th, we had a papal audience. Our emotion was profound when we saw Pope Leo XIII enter the chapel to celebrate Holy Mass. After blessing the numerous pilgrims gathered around him, he climbed the steps of the altar and showed us through his pi...

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Facade

Jesus, who fashions people's souls skillfully, does not want us to stand  about admiring the facade — he wants us to make our way in, till we reach the inner sanctuary which is His chosen dwelling and admire the beauty there.Through the interces...

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Caretaker

The good God gave me a father and mother more worthy of Heaven than of earth.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us be thankful for our Holy Caregivers, and strive ourselves to be Holy towards those entrusted to us....

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Gratfulness

It is God's Will that in this world souls shall dispense to each other, by prayer, the treasures of Heaven, in order that when they reach their Everlasting Home they may love one another with grateful hearts.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse ...

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Understanding

I (pray) like children who do not know how to read, I say very simply to God what I wish to say, without composing beautiful sentences, and He always understands me.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us learn to be comfortable communicatin...

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Reciprocity

I have never given God anything but love and it is with love he will repay.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us give back to God what God gives us unconditionally : LOVE...

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Surpassed

O my God, You have surpassed all my expectations.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us be open to go beyond all our expectations when we work towards God....

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An instant

My life is but an instant, an hour that passes by: To love you, my dearest God, I only have today.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us be here now, aware of the loving presence of God even during hard times....

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Together

He will Himself come down, and, taking you in His arms, will carry you to His Kingdom never again to leave Him. Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us know God has a relationship with every single being, every single one of us, right n...

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Mercy

May I not say in my own name and in the name of unbelieving people: 'O God, be merciful to us sinners'?Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us pray for all of our brethern, alive and who have passed on, regardless of their personal beliefs....

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Wisdom

Your Wisdom is subtle and powerful. She sees and expects the big picture and the new dawn. She works with hope. Wisdom is Your gentle Spirit among us, Holy God! She inspirits us to expect more, here and hereafter. Empower us not to be like the foolis...

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Obscurity

“I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul.”Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us seek God in all things; particularly in those small ,almost imperceptible, uneventful  h...

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Saints

My God, how many ways dost Thou lead souls! We read of Saints who left absolutely nothing at their death, not the least thing by which to remember them, not even a single line of writing; and there are others like our holy Mother, St. Teresa, who hav...

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Alike

Yet all souls cannot be alike. It is necessary that they should differ from one another in order that each Divine Perfection may receive its special honour.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us celebrate our differences but always with our...

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Little Ones

I used to compare these innocent souls to soft wax,  ready to receive any impression—evil, alas! as well as good, and I understood the words of Our Lord: "It were better to be thrown into the sea than to scandalise one of these little ones."Thro...

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Cultivation

I know God has not need of anyone to help Him in His work of sanctification, but as He allows a clever gardener to cultivate rare and delicate plants, giving him the skill to accomplish it, while reserving to Himself the right of making them grow, so...

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Exchange of love

After receiving this grace my desire for the salvation of souls increased day by day. I seemed to hear Our Lord whispering to me, as He did to the Samaritan woman: "Give me to drink!"It was indeed an exchange of love: upon souls I poured forth the Pr...

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Time

"Time is thy barque, and not thy dwelling-place.Through the intercession of Saint Thérèse let us focus our spirits on what is infinite, as this is where our true Heart resides....

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Only Treasure

Your soul is too great to cling to the consolations of earth, and even now its abode should be in Heaven, for it is written: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."Is not Jesus your only treasure? Now that He is in Heaven, it is ther...

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Fire of Love

Dear Mother, you know the love, or rather the oceans of grace which flooded my soul immediately after I made that Act of Oblation on June 9, 1895. From that day I have been penetrated and surrounded with love. Every moment this Merciful Love renews m...

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Love

“I feel within me the vocation of the warrior, the priest, the apostle, the doctor, the martyr. I feel the need and desire of carrying out the most heroic deeds for you, Jesus…My desires caused me a real martyrdom, until I found Ch. 12-13 of 1st Cori...

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Surrender

“Our Lord never asks sacrifices from us beyond our strength. At times, it is true this Divine Savior makes us feel all the bitterness of the chalice that He is off ering our soul. When He asks the sacrifice of all that is precious in this world, it i...

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Great Deeds

“Great deeds are forbidden me. I cannot preach the Gospel nor shed my blood – but what does it matter? Others toil instead of me, and I, a little child, keep close by the throne of God and I love for those who fight. Love proves itself in deeds. I wi...

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Spiritual Smile

“There is one sister in the community who has a knack of rubbing me the wrong way at every turn; her manner, her speech, her character just strikes me as unlovable…I was not going to let this natural antipathy get the better of me. I reminded myself ...

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Seasons

“Nature seemed to share in my bitter sadness, for during these days, the sun did not shine and the rain poured down in torrents. I have noticed in all the serious circumstances of my life that nature always refl ected the image of my soul. On days fi...

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