Life is so short! What happiness it is to think of that, to tell ourselves that tomorrow we shall be in Heaven, near Jesus Who loved us enough to die for us, near Mary who loved us...
We remember and celebrate the anniversary of the day Pauline Martin was clothed in the Discalced Carmelite habit, Friday 6 April 1883 in the Carmel of Lisieux
If we beg the grace to be profoundly humble [...] then everything in our souls will become pleasing to the Lord.
Formerly, little Mother, I used to like to think that in heaven I would know all the marvels of nature, all the beauty of the stars and their immensity. Now, all that holds little interest for me, and I desire only one thing — to lose myself in Him Who has done so many wonderful things....
Pauline Martin explains that Thérèse "could have legitimately taken the Habit... before the end of October, but she in fact didn’t take the Habit until 10th January 1889."
We recall the birth of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and share excerpts from the testimony of Pauline Martin concerning the Saint's birth on 2 January 1873
How I thank you, Mother, for having shown me so much charity... Moreover, who did you give me for a sister? A saint, an angel, as you yourself say!
Guy Gaucher, O.C.D., master biographer of St. Thérèse, was ordained Bishop of Meaux, France 19 October 1986