Time with Therese: How happy I am

August 22, 2016 06:00 AM


“Oh, how happy I am to see myself imperfect and to have such need of God’s mercy at the moment of my death.” –St. Therese, Her Last Conversations

St. Therese was sick with tuberculosis and confined to the infirmary so she could be tended to. During her last months, St. Therese’s sisters wrote down their last conversations with her. Her sister wrote this in “The Yellow Notebook” Pauline, on July 29, 1897.

July proved to be a rough time for St. Therese. Her doctor realized there was nothing more he could do for her. And she stopped writing her memoirs because her illness immobilized her

To us, St. Therese is a beautiful example of being a Christian, but, like all of us, she saw herself as a sinner. She knew and understood that through God’s mercy she could be in Heaven.

Later this evening, she took a downturn and received an anointing of the sick. She continued to live with her illness for another two months.

Like Therese, let us strive to receive God’s great mercy.

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