Set your mind on things above, not earthly things.
You ask me for a method of attaining perfection. I know of love - and only love. Love can do all things.
If any bad thought comes to you, make the sign of the cross, or say the Our Father, or strike your breast, and try to think of something else. If you do that, the thought will actually be winning you merit, because you will be resisting it.
— St.Teresa of Avila
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.
Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you - for you alone? St. Therese Daily Devotional, Scripture & Prayer: January 7 2014 #sttherese
To follow Jesus means to share His merciful love for every human being.
I Know That Love Strengthens Every Vocation - St. Therese of Lisieux #sttherese
God takes pleasure to see you take your little steps; and like a good father who holds his child by the hand, He will accommodate His steps to yours and will be content to go no faster than you. Why do you worry?
O, Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there thy cheerful beams.
We have only this life to live by faith. St. Therese Daily Devotional„ Scripture & Prayer: January 18, 2014 #sttherese
I feel like this is a line that just goes casually by but then you realize it’s actually pretty profound.
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The Holy Spirit is the one who teaches us every truth.
Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.