Let thy blade cut, completing all my offering!
For nothing but thy will for me is sweet!
My one desire is that thy hand be hov’ring
O’er me, thy bride, the sacrifice complete!
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Blessed Teresa of St. Augustine
Christmas Carol, c. 1792
The beatification ceremony of Mother Teresa of St. Augustine and the Martyrs of Compiègne took place in Rome on Sunday, 27 May 1906.
Excerpt from William Bush, To Quell the Terror: The Mystery of the Vocation of the Sixteen Carmelites of Compiègne Guillotined July 17, 1774 Copyright © 1999, 2013 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc. Published by ICS Publications, Washington DC