Remember the heavenly affection
You heaped on the littlest children.
I too want to receive your caresses.
Ah! give me your ravishing kisses.
To enjoy your sweet presence in Heaven,
I’ll practice the virtues of childhood.
Didn’t you often say:
“Heaven is for children…”?
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus
PN 24, Jésus, mon Bien-Aimé, rappelle-toi !
(Jesus, my beloved, remember!)
Featured image: Bless the children is a detail of an image by renowned photographer Thomas Hawk that was taken in 2012 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado (Some rights reserved).