What does St. Teresa of Lisieux tell us today?
From the thoughts of Saint Teresa of Lisieux: “To me He has given his infinite Mercy and it is through it that I contemplate the other Divine perfections!”
Saint Teresina reported her memoirs in “Story of a Soul”, at the suggestion of her sister Paolina, also a Sister named Agnese di Gesù.
From her memories, the thought of today
” I understand, however, that all souls cannot be alike, there must be different families to honor each one of the perfections of the Good God. To Him He has given His infinite Mercy and it is through it that I contemplate and adore the other Divine perfections! … Then all appear to me radiant to love, Justice itself (and perhaps even more than the others) seems to me clothed with love … ” .
Who is Saint Teresa of Lisieux?
Thus St. Teresa of Lisieux (1873-1897, France) described her mission: ” Jesus, my Love, I finally found my vocation: my vocation is love!”.
Her life was a continuous sacrifice to God. She died at the age of 24, due to tuberculosis, promising that she would spend her heaven praying for those who had asked for her intercession and to pour out on earth thanks, like a shower of rose petals . Today she is the Patron Saint of France with Saint Joan of Arc ; Doctor of the Church; Patroness of the Missions with St. Francis Xavier . Her parents are also Saints -San Luigi Martin and Santa Maria Zelia Guerin- and her 4 sisters were Sisters.
Prayer of Saint Therese of Lisieux
My God, I offer you all the actions I will accomplish today with the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; I want to sanctify the beats of my heart, my thoughts and my works, even the simplest ones, uniting them to his infinite merits and repairing my shortcomings by throwing them into the furnace of his merciful love.
Oh my God! I want to ask you for me and for those who are dear to me, the grace to fulfill your holy will perfectly, to accept for your love the joys and sufferings of this passing life, because we are one day gathered in heaven for all eternity . So be it.