October 1, 2017

St. Therese of Lisieux on the Wisdom of the Saints

Saint Therese of Lisieux
Archimedes said: 'Give me a lever and a fulcrum, and I will raise the world.' What he was unable to obtain because his request had but a material end and was not addressed to God, the Saints have obtained in full measure. For fulcrum, the Almighty has given them Himself, Himself alone! for lever, prayer, which enkindles the fire of love; and thus, it is that they have uplifted the world, thus it is that saints still militant uplift it, and will uplift it till the end of time.
— St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of A Soul, Chapter XI
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Prayer for St. Therese of Lisieux’s Intercession

Almighty God, you open your Kingdom to those who are humble and to little ones, lead us to follow trustingly in the little way of Saint Therese, so that through her intercession we may see your eternal glory revealed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who reigns with you and with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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