“My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice. They can move hearts better than words.”
- Story of a Soul Manuscript C
Written in Manuscript C of Story of a Soul, St. Therese expresses her reliance on prayer and sacrifice, this helps explains her “little way.”
In her writing, St. Therese was talking about the struggles of being a prioress for the novices. She was responsible for the formation of these new sisters. Therese expressed the challenges of this role and her doubts about her guidance. While she struggled, she pulled her strength to continue from prayer and sacrifice.
When Therese doubted, she would pause, pray, and offer up her actions to God. From there she was able to make things happen for the glory of God. May we imitate Therese and find our strength in prayer and sacrifice.
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