Prayers of the Saints: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

 

Be Yourself My Sanctity

“O My God! Most Blessed Trinity, I desire to Love you and make you loved, to work for the glory of the Holy Church by saving souls on earth and liberating those suffering in purgatory.  I desire to accomplish your will perfectly and to reach the degree of glory you have prepared for me in your kingdom.  I desire, in a word, to be a saint, but I feel my helplessness and I beg you, O my God! to be yourself my Sanctity!

 

Since you loved me so much as to give me your only Son as my Savior and my Spouse, the infinite treasures of his merits are mine.  I offer them to you with gladness, begging you to look upon me only in the Face of Jesus and in his heart burning with Love.”

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