“If God were to say to me, ‘If you die right now, you will have very great glory. If you die at eighty, your glory will not be as great, but it will please Me much more,’ then I wouldn’t hesitate to answer, ‘My God, I want to die at eighty, for I’m not seeking my own glory but simply Your pleasure’.”Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Last conversations with her sister Marie
16 July 1897
This is one, very brief excerpt from Marie’s testimony during the Process of Beatification. You can read a longer excerpt from her testimony about Saint Thérèse’s Little Way of trust and love or explore our many blog posts about and by St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
Featured image: Sr. Margaret Agnes Rope, O.C.D. created this window for Holy Name parish in Oxton, Birkenhead (Cheshire) England, which is one of the best-loved stained glass images of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. You can learn more about Sr. Margaret from her sisters at the Quidenham Carmel in England.