Quote of the day: 4 September

My soul is still in the cellar but it is happy there, yes happy to have no consolation because I find then that her love is unlike the love of the world’s brides who always look at the hands of their Bridegroom to see if he is bringing them some presents, or at His face to surprise them with a loving smile that delights them…

But the poor little bride of Jesus feels that she loves Jesus for Him alone, and she only wants to look at the face of her Beloved to surprise the tears that flow from her eyes which have delighted Him with their hidden charms!… She wants to wipe them away, these tears, to make them her finery on her wedding day, a finery that also will be hidden but will be understood by the Beloved.

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Letter 115 to Sr. Agnès of Jesus (excerpt)
4 September 1890

Translation from the French text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day: 4 September

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: