St. Elizabeth of the Trinity was thrilled to learn that her second niece was born during Holy Week 1905, and she wrote to her sister Guite as soon as permitted: "Here is Odette arriving on the day when the Master was sold to redeem her little soul"... it was Spy Wednesday.
I have not forgotten your business matter, but nothing more can be done now, although I have a great desire to do so. Entrust this earnestly to God and take our Lady and St. Joseph as your advocates in it.
Since the immense blessings of God can only enter and fit into an empty and solitary heart, the Lord wants you to be alone. For he truly loves you with the desire of being himself all your company.
This one friar who is so great a servant of God is so weak from all that he has suffered that I fear for his life
The day of my Habit Reception, 6th April 1883, my poor little Thérèse, who was very sick at that time, came to embrace me before the ceremony
It does us much good to look into the soul of saints and then to follow them through faith right up to Heaven
She positively believed that the good Lord couldn't do anything to her if she was in her mother's arms
I asked Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus to write down what I called “her little way of trust and love”
I sacrifice my days of suffering for my parish... with God's help I hope to persevere