Quote of the day: 24 September

Mother Agnès of Jesus

For the anniversary of her receiving the black veil [24 September 1890], I had the Mass offered for her.

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Thank you for the Mass!

Mother Agnès of Jesus

Since I saw her suffering so much, I replied with sadness: Ah! you see, you don’t feel any more relief!

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

So that’s why you had the Mass offered, for me to feel some relief?

Mother Agnès of Jesus

It’s for your own good.

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

My own good is undoubtedly to suffer…

Carnet Jaune (Yellow Notebook), 24 September, n. 1

Detail from Mother Agnès’ Yellow Notebook for 24 September

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

About the photo: This featured image comes from the photographic collections of Gallica, the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and its partners. On 26 March 1923 the mortal remains of St. Thérèse were transferred from the town cemetery to the Carmel of Lisieux. In the photo, the procession leaves the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Lisieux en route to the cemetery. You can read the complete account of that day and see additional photos at the website of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux [N.B. Not all pages have been translated into English]. Martin Family historian Maureen O’Riordan, in collaboration with the Carmel of Lisieux, has published an English translation of the entire account of the two exhumations, 1910 and 1917, as well at the transfer of the remains in 1923. You can read that account on her blog, “Saint Therese of Lisieux: A Gateway”. (Gallica Photo: Public Domain)

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