I went to confession to Father López. I enjoyed a peace that I hadn’t found in three months. He told me that I should ask Our Lord to give me the strength to be good; He will grant it to me. If I’m in that state now, it’s because Jesus relied on me to immolate myself even more.
I should renew my resolution every hour and offer myself entirely to God, without determining anything regarding my vocation. I should live in a spirit of faith. I should often repeat the ejaculatory prayer: Jesus meek and humble of heart, etc. [make my heart like unto thine].
Saint Teresa of the Andes
Her Intimate Spiritual Diary, 25 May 1918
Note: On 5 April 1920 as St. Teresa lay dying from typhus, she “requested the last Sacraments and received them with the greatest joy and comfort”, notes her biographer Father Michael D. Griffin, O.C.D.
Griffin, M D & Teresa of the Andes, S 2021, God, The Joy of My Life: A Biography of Saint Teresa of the Andes With the Saint’s Spiritual Diary, ICS Publications, Washington DC.