Jesus told me that He wants me to suffer with joy. This costs me so, but it is sufficient that He asks this, so that I'll try to do it.
I come to tell you as if it were coming from Him not to be afraid of sacrifice, of struggle, but rather to rejoice in it
A novena based on Poem 45, "My Joy!" written by St. Thérèse for her sister Pauline's feast day, 21 January 1897