Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The Holy Face

This chasuble was painted by St Therese.
The lilies represent her family
(the closed flowers representing her
brothers and sisters who died in childhood).

O adorable Face of Jesus, the only Beauty that captivates my heart, deign to imprint in me your Divine Likeness so that you may not behold the soul of your little bride without seeing Yourself in her. O my Beloved, for love of you, I accept not seeing here below the gentleness of your Look nor feeling the ineffable kiss of your mouth, but I beg you to inflame me with your love so that it may consume me rapidly and soon bring me into your presence.