The holy time of Advent is here; it seems to me that it is very especially the season of interior souls; in the silence of prayer, let us listen to Him.
Come is the love song of our race and Come our basic word of individual wooing. It lifts audacious arms of lowliness to majesty's most amiable undoing, to Godhood fleshed and cradled and made least.
"Jesus, my Love, I resolve to be yours," was a resolution found in retreat notes that the saint had made while preparing for her religious profession.
O more than admirable power, wisdom and goodness of my Lord and God, why am I not able to make every created being into a soul at will?
Here are the beginning paragraphs of St. Teresa's commentary on the Lord's Prayer: "You desire that He consider us His children, because Your word cannot fail."
God pays little attention to your oratories and places arranged for prayer if through your desire and the delight you take in them you become attached...
We still heard her murmur in a kind of chant: "I am going to light, to life, to love!" These were her last intelligible words.
In the heaven of our soul let us be praises of glory of the Holy Trinity, praises of love of our Immaculate Mother. One day the veil will fall, we will be introduced into the eternal courts, and there we will sing in the bosom of infinite Love.
Oh, how we ought to pray for the dying! I would gladly spend my eternity beside them, to help them, for there is something frightening about death!
I want to send you a little note from my soul for I am anxious for you to know that in the Father’s House I will pray especially for you.
My beloved Antoinette, I leave you my faith in the presence of God, of the God who is all Love dwelling in our souls.
You will have battles to fight, my little brother, you will encounter obstacles on the path of life, but do not be discouraged, call me.
On the 14th my brother said goodbye to me before his departure for America. On All Souls Day, we will both remember our mother.
‘Let yourself be loved more than these’ is your vocation. It is in being faithful to it that you will make Me happy for you will magnify the power of My love.
In this novena, we will ponder nine of her personal messages that reflect her last words: "I am going to light, to life, to love!"