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Thursday, October 14, 2010

St. Theresa of Avila, pray for me!

October 15 is the feast day of my patron saint, Theresa of Avila. I was very young when I chose her, I think I was only 7 when I was confirmed. My older sister had chosen St. Therese Liseaux, and I wanted to be just like my sister, so mom told me that there was another St Theresa that I could choose- so of course I did! In retrospect, this saint has been a good patron for me. Through her, I have a devotion to St. Joseph, and the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel never leaves me for a moment. I read her biography, but have yet to read The Interior Castle. I love how she would take on rather daunting tasks and trust in God and the intersession of St. Joseph, and be successful. I would like to share with you a little prayer of hers:

A Love Song
Majestic Sovereign, timeless Wisdom,
Your kindness melts my hard, cold soul.
Handsome lover, selfless giver,
Your beauty fills my dull, sad eyes.
I am Yours, You made me.
I am Yours, You called me.
I am Yours, You saved me.
I am Yours, You loved me.

I will never leave Your presence.
Give me death, give me life.
Give me sickness, give me health.
Give me honour, give me shame.
Give me weakness, give me strength.
I will have whatever You give.

I am blessed to have such a powerful Saint and Doctor of the Church in my corner!


Michele said...

i myself have a devotion to saint therese of lisiuex. as you know, her statue smiled at me in church more than once:) i smelt flowers of the most prety scent when there was none to smell. sometimes i feel her presence comforting me when i go to sleep at night.

Michael said...

You were wise even at an early age, huh? ;)

God Bless!