SAINT OF THE WEEK
"When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens,I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.”
"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
"Go often to Holy Communion. Go very often! This is your one remedy.”
"We must never refuse anyone, even when it costs us much pain. Think that it is Jesus who is asking this service of you; how eager and friendly you will then be in granting the favor requested."
"I assure you that the good Lord is much kinder than you can imagine. He is satisfied with a glance, with a sigh of love... In regard to myself, I find it easy to practice perfection, because I have learned that the way to Jesus is through His Heart. Consider a small child who has vexed his mother by a display of bad temper or disobedience. If the child hides in a corner through fear of punishment, he feels that his mother will not forgive him. But if instead, he extends his little arms towards her and with a smile cries out: ‘Love, kiss me, mamma, I will not do it again,’ will not his mother press the little one to her heart with tenderness, and forget what the child has done? And yet, though she knows very well that her dear little one will misbehave again at the first opportunity, that means nothing if the child appeals to her heart. He will never be punished..."
"The world's thy ship and not thy home.”
"Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.”
St Therese of the Child Jesus
Feast Day 1st October
St Therese is the patron saint of Missionaries, Florists, Pilots & Russia.