St. Therese of Lisieux: Quotations on love
"What a comfort it is this way of love! You may stumble on
it, you may fail to correspond with grace given, but always love
knows how to make the best of everything; whatever offends our
Lord is burnt up in its fire, and nothing is left but a humble,
absorbing peace deep down in the heart" - (Story of a Soul,
Ms. A., Knox translation).
"Our Lord's love makes itself seen quite as much in the simplest
of souls as in the most highly gifted, as long as there is no
resistance offered to his grace" - (Story of a Soul, Ms.
A., Knox translation).
"The science of loving, yes, that's the only kind of science
I want I'd barter away everything I possess to win it" -
(Story of a Soul, Ms B, Knox translation.)
""when I act as charity bids, I have this feeling that
it is Jesus who is acting in me; the closer my union with him,
the greater my love for all the sisters without distinction"
- (SS, Ms. C., Knox translation).
Saint Therese Quote:
SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER: "Above all it's the gospels
that occupy my mind when I'm at prayer. "I'm always finding
fresh lights there." - (SS, Ms. A., Knox translation).
TRIAL OF FAITH: "I get tired of the darkness all
around me" The darkness itself seems to borrow, from the
sinners who live in it, the gift of speech. I hear its mocking
accents: 'It's all a dream, this talk of a heavenly country of
a God who made it all, who is to be your possession in eternity!
"All right, go on longing for death! But death will make
nonsense of your hopes; it will only mean a night darker than
ever, the night of mere non-existence!" - (SS, Ms. C., Knox
GRAMMAR SCHOOL: "I did well at my lessons, and nearly
always came out on top; history and composition were my best subjects"
- (SS, Ms. A., Knox translation).
Quotes By St Therese: Her Thoughts and Words about Love for Others
Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
- Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII
On the day of my conversion Charity entered into my heart and
with it a yearning to forget self always; thenceforward I was
happy. - Story of A Soul, Chapter V
When Charity is deeply rooted in the soul it shows itself exteriorly:
there is so gracious a way of refusing what we cannot give, that
the refusal pleases as much as the gift. - Story of A Soul, Chapter
Quotes from St. Therese: Her Thoughts and Words about Hope
Time is but a shadow, a dream; already God sees us in glory and
takes joy in our eternal beatitude. How this thought helps my
soul! I understand then why He lets us suffer... - VIII Letter
to Her Sister Celine
How I thirst for Heaven-that blessed habitation where our love
for Jesus will have no limit! But to get there we must suffer...
we must weep... Well, I wish to suffer all that shall please my
Beloved, I wish to let Him do just as He wills with His "little
ball." - V Letter to Sr. Marie of the Sacred Heart
In Heaven the good God will do all I wish, because I have never
done my own will upon earth. - Counsels and Reminiscences
Even now I know it: yes, all my hopes will be fulfilled... yes...
the Lord will work wonders for me which will surpass infinitely
my immeasurable desires. - VII Letter to Mother Agnes of Jesus
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