When one loves, everything is joy. The cross doesn't weigh down.
Céline tells us that Thérèse "received an audience with the Holy Father on Sunday 20th November 1887 with the pilgrims of the dioceses of Coutances, Bayeux, and Nantes"
‘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.
What could the wise Teresa have been thinking to set these bounds on even my little love? This walling, barring, minimizing, shrinking— how could her great Castilian heart approve?
Reading the Letters of St. Jerome so encouraged me that I decided to tell my father about my decision to take the habit
The Carmelite must ascend the Tabor of Carmel and be clothed with the garments of penance that will make her more like Jesus.
She had already known when she moved to her 'Nazareth' that her aim was the 'desert' of Carmel. But she had to await the Lord’s hour.
Approaching confession from the abyss of her misery, she casts off everything, desiring to preserve in herself only the image of God according to which she was created
My tearful eyes began to fix themselves on a picture of the Sacred Heart, and I heard a very sweet voice say to me...
The image of the Mother of God demonstrates the basic spiritual attitude which corresponds to woman’s natural vocation