Like our Lord in today's gospel reading, St. Teresa compares the soul to a tree that is planted by the fount of life. "There would be no freshness, no fruit, if it were not for this fount sustaining the tree, preventing it from drying up, and causing it to produce good fruit."
We recall 17 January 1985, the date when the Servant of God Père Jacques de Jésus was named "Righteous Among the Nations" by the World Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem.
It is truly a marvelous exchange: the Creator of mankind, taking a body, gives us His Godhead. The Redeemer has come into the world to do this wonderful work. He became one of us—more than this, He became one with us.
In God's new kingdom, the role of the human couple has changed; it has become a relationship of mother and son
Excerpts from St. John Paul II's homily for the Mass of Canonization of St. Teresa of the Andes
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes, "I desire so much to gather souls to my Jesus!"