Thursday, October 1, 2015
ST THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS - FEASTDAY 1ST OCTOBER
St. Theresa, was the youngest of the five daughters born to Louis and Zelie Martin. Theresa was a very lively, lovable little girl. Her father called her his “little queen.” Yet she could be too sensitive and irritable. In the story she wrote of her life, she tells how the Infant Jesus helped her overcome this weakness. It was Theresa’s great desire to enter the Carmelite convent where two of her sisters were already nuns. But since she was only fifteen, permission was not granted. Theresa felt sure that Jesus wanted her to spend her life loving him alone. She kept praying and asking the superior to admit her. She even dared to ask Pope Leo XIII himself to grant her heart’s desire. And finally she was allowed to enter.
From her writings:
The true and only glory is the glory that will last forever.
In order to attain it, we do not need to do spectacular deeds. We need merely hide ourselves from the eyes of others and even from ourselves………………….St Therese of the Child Jesus