Feast Day of St. Therese, the Little Flower
In Chapter One of the autobiography of St. Therese, she speaks of two great virtues: obedience and mercy. Today on this her feast day, let us reflect on her words and her life. May we, like her, trust in God’s love for us by reflecting obedience and mercy to the best of our ability. Here are the words of Therese:
”I am going to entrust the story of my soul to you, my darling Mother, to you who are doubly my mother. When you asked me to do this, I felt it might be too great a distraction and might make me too concerned about myself, but afterwards Jesus made me realise that I should please Him by unquestioning obedience. Besides, it invloves me in only one thing: to start extolling now the mercies of the Lord—which I shall go on doing throughout eternity.”
St. Therese, pray for us.