St. Therese of Lisieux, of the Child Jesus
St. Therese of Lisieux chose to demonstrate her ardent love for God in little ways.
In her Eucharistic adoration as a child she tells us:
"I loved above all the processions in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. What a joy it
was for me to throw flowers beneath the feet of God! Before allowing them to fall to the
ground, I threw them as high as I could and I was never so happy as when I saw roses touch
the sacred monstrance."
While at her boarding school, Therese spoke of her closenes to Jesus in this way:
"No one paid any attention to me, and I would go up to the choir of the chapel and remain
before the Blessed Sacrament until the moment when Papa came to get me. This was my only
consolation, for was not Jesus my only Friend? I knew how to speak to Him; conversations
with creatures, even pious conversations, fatigued my soul. I felt it was far more valuable
to speak to God than to speak about Him..."
Over one hundred years ago, St. Therese of the Child Jesus found great peace alone in the
presence of the Blessed Sacrament, and in her own little way became a model of how to love,
trust and surrender oneself to the God who loves us.
(Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux)
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