Friday, 10 July 2009

A Vocation

At the age of 15, Therese tells her father of her vocation and asks him for permission to enter Carmel. This statue can be found in the garden of Les Buissonnets, Lisieux.

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I was to pass through many trials but the divine call was so strong that had I been forced to pass through flames, I would have done it out of love for Jesus.

O Heart of Jesus, treasure of tenderness,
You Yourself are my happiness, my only hope.
You who knew how to charm my tender youth,
Stay near me till the last night.
Lord, to you alone I've given my life,
And all my desires are well-known to you.
It's in your ever-infinite goodness
That I want to lose myself, O Heart of Jesus!