Thursday, April 7, 2011

Papal Wednesday audience On St. Thérèse of Lisieux

What great coincidence that in my short stay in Rome, the Holy Father spoke about my favorite saint: the Little Flower, St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face.
"Trust and Love" are therefore the final period of the account of her life, two words that like beacons, illumined the whole of her path of sanctity, to be able to lead others on her same "little way of trust and love" of spiritual childhood (cf Ms C, 2v-3r; LT 226). Trust like that of the child who abandons himself into the hands of God, inseparably because of the strong, radical commitment of true love, which is the total gift of self, for ever, as the saint said contemplating Mary: "To love is to give everything, and to give oneself" (Perche ti amo, O Maria, P 54/22). Thus Thérèse indicates to all of us that Christian life consists in living fully the grace of baptism in the total gift of self to the Love of the Father, to live like Christ, in the fire of the Holy Spirit, his very love for others."
You might want to follow the link: ZENIT - On St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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