Thursday, October 1, 2020

Saint Therese of Child Jesus

Today we  celebrates the feast of St. Therese of Child Jesus. She was born on 2nd January 1873 in a devout family. At the age of 15 she was admitted in Convent. She was favored by signal grace/ extraordinary grace, and advanced rapidly  and constantly in Holiness, so that at the age of 22 she was appointed novice mistress.

o   A child like simplicity

o   utter humility

o   constant self sacrifice

o   And a boundless love of God and trust in him were some of her most outstanding virtues.

She died young at the age 24, she neither had much education nor stepped outside her convent, yet, she is honored by the church as a doctor of the church, as one who understood the great mysteries of God and taught them to the world.

She is known for her little way,  which means doing even the smallest things with great love.

As we remember and celebrate  her feast we ask through her intercession that we may imbibe some of her good qualities and do our assigned works with great love for God.

To partake in today's Holy banquet worthily we cleanse ourselves by asking pardon from God for the sins committed.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today's reading reminds us that We all of us are messenger of peace.

Am I peaceful within to share peace with others. We visit families, friends and relatives, do I greet them with peace or before I leave their home do I pray for God's blessings on them.

I can give you only what I have.

Jesus is the King of peace we ask the blessings from him in this holy Eucharist that we will be a channel of peace in the world. May God bless us with his words.

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