October 1 – Saint Theresa of Lisieux

Saint Theresa of Lisieux

listenLoving God, Saint Theresa of Lisieux described her path to holiness as a journey of every-increasing intimacy with You through prayer.  She said, “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart … a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”  I ask her to intercede for me as I struggle to overcome the fears that contradict Your love for me.  Whenever I go through difficulties with the feeling that You are ignoring me or that my problems will end in disaster, teach me to trust in You.  Let my prayer become one of joy in the midst of trials by awakening me to Your caring and awesome power.  Saint Theresa, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

quoteHoliness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be.”

quoteAh! The Lord is so good to me that it is quite impossible for me to fear Him. He has always given me what I desire or, rather, He has made me desire what He wants to give me.t”

quoteOur Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to Him–the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living temples of the Adorable Trinity. “


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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