Thursday, October 01, 2009

St. Therese of Lisieux

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Relics Itinerary 2009 (PDF)

How St. Therese would love to be living in these exciting times...for she had such a strong desire to travel for Christ - to be a missionary; she wrote letters encouraging and providing spiritual support to missionaries -see here.

Writing to the same missionary two months later, she confided to him her conviction that all missionaries are not only saved but will not even pass through Purgatory to enter heaven “How can God,” she asks, “purify in the flames of Purgatory souls consumed in the fires of divine love? Of course no human life is free from faults, only the Immaculate Virgin presents herself in absolute purity before God’s majesty. What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weaknesses, what have we to fear? What a lot of phrases to express my thought….I simply wanted to say that it seems to me that all missionaries are martyrs by desire and will, and that, in consequence, not one should go to Purgatory. If, at the moment they appear before God, some traces of human weakness remain in their souls, the Blessed Virgin obtains for them the grace to make an act of perfect love, and then gives them the palm and the crown they have so truly merited.

And how blessed are we to have the use of this technology to do HIS work - 'blogging' - spreading HIS TRUTH from the comforts of our homes and with the love of/from our families and friends. GOD IS SOOO GOOD!

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