Thursday, September 25, 2008

Novena Honoring St. Therese, Day Three

Day Three

From a letter written May 9, 1897.

"O Lord, to me you have granted your infinite mercy; and through it I contemplate and adore your other divine perfections! All of these perfections appear to be resplendent with love, even your justice—and perhaps this even more than the others—seems to me clothed in love. What a sweet joy to think that you, O God, are just, that is, that you take into account our weakness, that you are perfectly aware of our fragile nature. What should I fear, then? Must not you, the infinitely just God who deigned to pardon the faults of the prodigal son with so much kindness, be just also to me who am with you always?"

Concluding Prayer Prayed Each Day:

O Lord, You have said: Unless you become as little children you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven; grant us, we beg You, so to follow, in humility and simplicity of heart, the footsteps of the Virgin blessed Thérèse, that we may attain to an everlasting reward. Amen.

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