Sunday, October 1, 2006

Feast of Saint Therese Oct 1

Saint Therese
October 1

You know well enough that Our Lord

does not look so much at the greatness of our actions,

nor even at their difficulty,

but at the love with which we do them.

-Saint Therese of Lisieux

Jesus Alone Is

Jesus alone is; the rest is not.

When in my youthful heart was kindled

The fire which we call love

You came then, Lord, to claim it;

And you alone, O Jesus, could fill my soul;

For boundless was the need I felt of needing you.

To be with you and in you is my one and only desire.

Let us be one with Jesus...

let us make our life a continual sacrifice,

a martyrdom of love to console Jesus.

May all moments of our life be for him alone.

We have only one task during the night

of our present life--to love Jesus.

I know that Jesus is in me-

he it is who does everything in me: I do nothing.

The nothingness of me is strangely loved:

Sustaining ever

The all of love, my need is strangely here:

Departing never.

We must love our nothingness,

and thing only of the All which in infinitely lovable.

-St. Therese of Lisieux