Time with Therese: Overwhelmed with graces

July 11, 2016 06:00 AM
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Quote:
“I am a very little soul whom God has overwhelmed with graces. In Heaven you will see that I am speaking the truth.”
Her Last Conversations, August 9      

Reflection:
While St. Therese was suffering from tuberculosis in the convent infirmary her sister, Pauline, would come and visit her. Pauline took note of these conversations and kept them in her “Yellow Notebook” and later was published as Her Last Conversations.

On August 9, 1897, St. Therese was called a saint, she denied it saying she was too little to be a saint. She continued to say, “I am a very little soul whom God has overwhelmed with graces. In Heaven you will see that I am speaking the truth.”

St. Therese did not see herself as great or heroic. Rather, she saw herself as a simple little soul who was lucky to receive God’s blessings.  She never desired recognition, she always desired to live her life in His love and allow this love to flow through her to others.                                                                                 


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