Marie du jour 2023, 3 May: Pauline Martin

St. Thérèse was so simple… She did not try to do anything but please God.

How easy it is to love and serve a God so good, a God Who is pleased by so little. Believe that His loving gaze enkindles and purifies our souls completely; humbly lament that we are powerless to praise Him, love Him, bless Him adequately.

We must not complicate our spiritual life. Did the Blessed Virgin lead a complicated life at Nazareth? And Thérèse became a saint in simplicity.

Pauline Martin (Mother Agnès of Jesus)

Little Counsels (excerpt)

Little Counsels of Mother Agnes of Jesus, OCD Saint Therese’s Sister, Pauline (excerpt), Compiled by the Discalced Carmelite nuns of Ada (Parnell) Michigan

Featured image: Copyright Natalie Ewert (All rights reserved), used by permission.

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