Sunday, May 10, 2009

St. Therese of Lisieux

I am reading "The Story of a Soul", the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux. At the age of 15, she was given permission to enter Carmel to become a nun. She died at the very young age of 24 of tuberculosis. Her writings express the sweetest heart of love and adoration for Jesus.
In the first part of the book, she is introducing her family and last night, as I was reading, I came upon some thoughts she wrote about mothers. Today, being Mother's Day, I thought it appropriate to share them with you.
"...Ah! How delicate is the heart of a mother! How it translates its tenderness into a thousand watchful caring acts that no one would think about!"
As mothers, we often don't think about it either because these thousand acts come out of love for our children. Its just part of being a mom to care lovingly for our children.
Bless you, tenderhearted moms! I know One whose eyes are ever attentive to every thing you do in love. Nothing escapes His notice.


Maureen said...

Dear Diane,

Thank you for posting about St. Therese of Lisieux. I am delighted that you are reading "Story of a Soul." For more about St. Therese and her mother, Blessed Zelie Martin, please see my Web site at

Thank you.

Vagabonde said...

I came to your blog from At the Water and reading your post reminded me that I visited the Basilica of St Thérèse de Lisieux at least a couple of time while growing up. It is a new basilica, in that the construction started in 1929 and finished only in 1954, because of the war. Its architecture was inspired by the Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre in Paris where I lived. I believe that after the Basilica of Lourdes, it is the second most visited pilgrimage site for Catholic people.