DAY 9: Short Meditation for the Day

Therese is nourished by the contemplation of nature, even more by the attentive attention of her father and the delicacy of her sisters. She knows how to read the hand of God placed on her and always delicate: is this not the mark of Providence?

Therese, when you said the name of God, you relied on Him all your life. If he dresses the lilies of the fields in beauty, how much more does he care for his most fragile children? Attentive, he watches and leads those that he loves. 

In the middle of the deepest night, of the greatest suffering, Therese, you know how to rely on the discreet but always loving presence of your Lord. You will not lack the daily bread, like the people in the desert, you receive the manna, "just for today"!

Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6


Novena to St. Therese of Lisieux