Time with Therese: Only in Heaven

September 12, 2016 06:00 AM

“How often have I thought that I may owe all the graces I’ve received to the prayers of a person who begged from God for me, and whom I shall know only in Heaven.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux, Last Conversations July 15, 1897

At the end of her life, St. Therese was confined to her convent infirmary because of her tuberculosis. During this time, her sisters kept her company. They would write down their conversations and were compiled into a book called St. Therese of Lisieux: Her Last Conversations.

On July 15th, 1897 St. Therese was reflecting on a memory of how a half-lit candle was able to light enough candles for a procession. St. Therese saw this as a metaphor for how other’s prayers work in our lives. It is through one small action that God can work miracles. Like the communion of Saints who are constantly praying for us, their little intercessions work in big ways in our lives. 

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