Little Thérèse asked me the other day if she would go to Heaven? I told her that yes, if she was a good girl; she answered:
“Yes, but if I wasn’t cute I would go to hell… but I know what I would do, I’d fly away with you to Heaven, how would the good Lord be able to take me away?… You would hold me tight in your arms.”
I saw in her eyes that she positively believed that the good Lord couldn’t do anything to her if she was in her mother’s arms….
Saint Zélie Guérin
Letter CF 170 to Pauline Martin (excerpt)
29 October 1876
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